Motivational interviewing: introductory module (CPD5)
Help reluctant people to make behavioural or attitudinal change
Motivational interviewing is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.
It is a highly effective approach in helping people make behavioural or attitudinal change, especially with individuals who are apparently reluctant to engage or who have been coerced into changing. The approach focuses on intrinsic factors for change even when extrinsic factors – for example the court, social workers, family – have brought them to the worker.
Motivational interviewing builds a collaborative approach and has the added benefit for individuals and organisations of reducing worker stress and the risk of burn out.
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.
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach with over 1,200 randomised control trials and is also helpful in reducing worker stress.
Aims and learning objectives
This module will provide opportunities to observe and practise the approach in a protected environment. By the end of the module, participants will feel able to start using motivational interviewing in their work settings.
Who is this course for?
This introductory motivational interviewing module is aimed at any professional working with adults, young people, children, or families, where behavioural or attitudinal change is needed or desired.
It will provide opportunities to observe and practise the approach in a protected environment. This module is also suitable as a refresher for people who trained in motivational interviewing some time ago.
Please note: this training can also be booked as a programme comprised of two parts – this introductory module and an advanced module. Find out more about booking the complete programme.
There are five cohorts to choose from for this module, each with two sessions:
|Cohort 1||Day||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session (1/2)||Wednesday||20 September 2023||9.30am||4pm|
|Session (2/2)||Thursday||21 September 2023||9.30am||4pm|
|Cohort 2||Day||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session (1/2)||Wednesday||11 October 2023||9.30am||4pm|
|Session (2/2)||Thursday||12 October 2023||9.30am||4pm|
|Cohort 3||Day||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session (1/2)||Tuesday||16 January 2024||9.30am||4pm|
|Session (2/2)||Wednesday||17 January 2024||9.30am||4pm|
|Cohort 4||Day||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session (1/2)||Thursday||22 February 2024||9.30am||4pm|
|Session (2/2)||Friday||23 February 2024||9.30am||4pm|
|Cohort 5||Day||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session (1/2)||Tuesday||30 April 2024||9.30am||4pm|
|Session (2/2)||Wednesday||1 May 2024||9.30am||4pm|
This training can also be booked as a programme comprised of two parts – this introductory module and an advanced module. Find out more about booking the complete programme.
This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.
You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.
This two-day module introduces participants to the theory, spirit and principles in using motivational interviewing to help people make positive change.
The training will use a range of methods including didactic teaching, live demonstrations, audio, video and coaching to create a curiosity to learn more and develop practice.
Please note, MI does not have an evidence base for working with people with significant learning difficulties.
This module 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.
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
Forthcoming course dates
Our courses run periodically throughout the year. Choose your preferred start date from the list below and book your place today.
You will receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.
This course is also available as part of a convenient, cost-saving bundle – providing you with access to both introductory and advanced courses as part of a four-day programme.