Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for EC/CS (SW215)

AvailabilityCourse has taken place
SubjectCPD for supervisors
DescriptionAre you curious about what makes people chose to change or not? Do you at times struggle with helping people to do what you can see they need to?
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About the course:

This half-day introduction to Motivational Interviewing will introduce this widely applied psychological method that will answer these questions and more. Motivational Interviewing (MI) emerged from the field of addictions treatment in the 1980s. Its focus over the past decades has broadened to change in general, and MI has been applied to many settings including healthcare, where it has been successfully used within brief clinical interventions. Adaptations of motivational interviewing are generally more effective in changing single behaviours than no or minimal interventions, and they are usually as effective as more intensive alternatives. (Rollnick, S. et al, BMJ 2005; 331; 961-963.)

Motivational Interviewing works by activating a person’s own motivation for change, and this half day will teach people about the method of doing this and the theory, and introduce some of the skills that underpin it. This half day precedes the full 2-day skills practice workshop and will support applications with trainees as well as clinical encounters.


Delivered over Zoom


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VenueZoom, Virtual  View details
Date & timeMonday 17 January 2022, 09:00 to 12:00
LecturerJudith Carpenter
Target audienceMandatory: Educational/Clinical Supervisor
Course styleWebinar
CPD points3.000
CostNo charge