London, England Introductory

Motivational Interviewing Skills: Supporting People to Change

This 2 day course offers you the opportunity to become familiar with Motivational Interviewing, the processes, skills and essence of supporting people to make positive cognitive and behavioural changes.

What is motivational interviewing?

“Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Miller & Rollnick, (2012) Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. Guilford Press.

Motivational Interviewing is a skills based intervention that aims to support self-efficacy and increase confidence in your clients to bring about significant cognitive or behavioural change. An evidenced based, person centred way of building on existing strengths supporting clients to positively grow and change.

Who should attend?

The training is for people who work with others in a variety of settings, GPs, personal trainers, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, educational psychologists, care workers, teachers, managers, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, youth workers and/or (not exclusive) substance misuse workers. By the end of the two days you will be familiar with:

  • The Four Processes of MI
  • Embodying the spirit of MI
  • Listening for change
  • How to use the core Skills; Open ended questions; Affirming; Reflective Listening; Summarising
  • Be ready to practice the skills
Camley Street Nature Park, Kings Cross, London, England
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22 Jan 2018 - 9:45am
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