Motivational Interviewing is an interpersonal style designed to assist consumers to explore and resolve ambivalence, and to increase motivation for change. Resistance is viewed as ambivalence and is met with reflection rather than a confrontational style.
Research studies into the clinical effectiveness of motivational interviewing, both in specialist alcohol and other drug services and mental health care settings have generally supported the claim that motivational interviewing is an effective and adaptable therapeutic style for preparing people to change. The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the theory and practice of motivational interviewing with a particular focus on its application for working with mental health consumers. This therapeutic approach was originally developed in the alcohol and other drug field by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick.
Motivational interviewing, understanding client ambivalence, identifying stages of change, principles of motivational interviewing, core skills used in motivational interviewing and practice of motivational interviewing.
Who is this For:
This course is designed for any frontline staff who want to develop their skills in this area.