This 3 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.
Expect to be met where you are at and guided on a journey of professional skills development, building on your existing skills and developing your confidence to bring out the best in your clients.
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 three days you will be familiar with:
- The Four Processes of MI
- Embodying the spirit of MI
- Listening for change
- How and when to use the core Skills; Open ended questions; Affirming; Reflective Listening; Summarising
- Be ready to practice the skills
Maximum attendance is 18 people.
Expect to be met where you are at in your practice, guided on a journey of professional skills development, building on your existing skills and developing your confidence to bring out the best in your clients. You will be coached throughout the course and have opportunities to discuss, explore and practice the skills, what they mean and how you can develop as a MI practictioner in your work. Real play demonstrations and activities throughout to engage different learning preferences.
Minimum 12 participants required to run the course
The fee covers: tuition, online follow up materials, lunch and refreshments each day, and certificate ofattendance.
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About your trainer
Majella Greene has been a member of the International motivational interviewing network of trainers (MINT) since 2001. In this time Majella has contributed to a range of developments in MI, has trained 2 cohorts of new trainers (Atlanta 2014, Montreal 2016) and served as an elected member of the MINT Board of Directors 2016-2019, latterly as vice chair and chair. Majella uses MI skills in therapeutic settings, with groups, leaders and teams.