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Motivational Interviewing in Brief Conversations

Aim

To learn about the processes of Motivational Interviewing, what it is and how it works.

 

Outline

Helping professionals are often required to venture into discussions with people about making changes to their lifestyle or behaviours. Have you ever wondered why and exactly how conversations inspire change and what the skills involved are?

At SDF we have drawn upon the body of research evidence, extracting concepts and approaches within the communication style called Motivational Interviewing (MI).

This course is designed to offer a ‘taste’ of motivational interviewing. It is not designed to be a complete training course in MI, but rather a first step for those who are interested in learning more about this style of communication. It incorporates the latest methods from the new 3rd edition of Motivational Interviewing by W.R. Miller and S. Rollnick.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of ambivalence about change
  • Define motivational interviewing
  • Describe how the motivational interviewing process influences motivation for change
  • Identify the use of motivational interviewing in brief conversations
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