Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.
It has its roots in the field of substance use, but has now been successfully used in a multitude of settings, including probation and youth offending, mental health, GP and other healthcare settings, the reduction of HIV infection, Family Nurse Partnerships, pain management, improvement in recovery from stroke and increasingly in childcare settings.
MI is an evidence based approach with over 800 Randomised Control Trials and is also helpful in reducing worker stress.
The course will provide opportunities to observe and practise the approach in a protected environment. By the end of the course participants will feel able to start using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in their work settings.
Please note, MI does not have an evidence base for working with people with significant learning difficulties.
The two day course introduces participants to the theory, spirit and principles in using MI to help people make positive change. The training will use a range of methods including didactic teaching, live demonstrations, audio, video and coaching. The training will aim to create a curiosity to learn more and develop practice.
This course will be delivered by a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) who has worked and trained across a wide range of settings, such as substance use, mental health, probation, youth offending and childcare social work.
The course is aimed at any professional working with adults, young people, children or families, where behavioural or attitudinal change is needed or desired. The course will provide opportunities to observe and practise the approach in a protected environment. By the end of the course, participants will feel able to start using MI in their work settings.
This course is also suitable as a refresher/update for people who trained in MI some time ago.
There are 5 scheduled intakes of the course for the 2019/20 academic year. The intakes are:
10-11 October 2019
14-15 January 2020
26-27 February 2020
13-14 May 2020
23-24 June 2020
Each day will run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.
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