Motivational Interviewing describes an organised way of talking to people about change, which helps them to recognise their problems and begin to address them.
It is effective with a wide range of problem behaviours, usually about which the client has mixed feelings, from drinking and substance misuse, to medication adherence, to parenting strategies.
Course aims and objectives:
- The underlying spirit of motivational interviewing.
- The link between motivational interviewing (Miller and Rollnick) and the stages of change model (Prochaska et al).
- Reflective Listening and the client centred OARS skills.
- Identifying the goals the client wants to move towards.
- Generating change talk (where the client talks about changing) and responding to it in a way that develops and encourages it.
- Traps to avoid when talking to people about change.
- Responding to sustain talk (where the client talks about sustaining the way they are right now) in a way that doesn't encourage it.
- Timing, and negotiating a plan of change.
- Strengthening commitment to change.
- Developing your motivational interviewing skill and practise after the course.
For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.