This 2 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.
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 two days you will be familiar with:
The Four Processes of MI
Embodying the spirit of MI
Listening for change
How to use the core Skills; Open ended questions; Affirming; Reflective Listening; Summarising
Be ready to practice the skills
Maximum attendance is 18 people, 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.
Minimum 12 participants required to run the course
About Majella Greene
Majella has over 16 years experience as an MI trainer coupled with 20+ years as a MI practitioner working with substance use, mental health, HIV+ and private practice clients. As a clinical supervisor Majella has used MI to develop and build teams to work utilizing their strengths. Expect an interactive course delivered with joy and energy.
Majella is a HCPC registered Social Worker, BASW member and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). As a member o f MINT she has trained new MI trainers (TNT) in Atlanta 2014 & Montreal 2016.