Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

An introduction to the efficacy, uses and techniques employed in Motivational Interviewing.
This training is appropriate for practitioners who are in the role of conducting one-to-one therapeutic discussions with people who use drugs and alcohol, with the focus on making and sustaining healthy behaviour changes.This course is a pre-requisite of the ‘Intermediate Motivational Interviewing’ course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • define the nature of ambivalence about change
  • demonstrate the spirit of motivational interviewing, integrated with the OARS counselling skills to engage a person in personal conversation
  • recall how Motivational Interviewing can influence change by intentionally evoking and strengthening natural language (change talk)
  • identify how Motivational Interviewing may be used within own practice setting.

Aimed At

Drug workers, housing and homelessness workers, social workers, GPs, nurses, teachers and mental health workers.

Cost

Commissioned

Length

Two days