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Training

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This course is designed to teach skills to support people through change using an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.

Course outline

Advanced Motivational Interviewing uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen.

People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make.

The course is designed for workers who support people to make life changes, participants are guided through applying Motivational Interviewing strategies in their work using a mixture of group discussion, audio-visual presentations, role-plays and reflection.

Course details

Pre-requisite: You must complete the Introduction to Motivational Interviewing training before attending Advanced Motivational Interviewing training.

Applying skills gained in the introductory course, helps you reflect and build on your Motivational Interviewing learning during the second session.

The workshop content is delivered using a variety of training methods, including didactic presentation, small and large group discussion and role-play exercises.

What you will learn?
  • Explore the background and principles underlying motivational interviewing
  • Understand motivation and ambivalence and identify stages of change
  • Apply the principles and practices of motivational interviewing within the context of mental health and substance use
  • Develop core skills used in motivational interviewing for eliciting change-talk and strategies for ‘rolling with resistance and reluctance’
  • LearnĀ O.A.R.S techniques in practice
  • Understand and apply strengths-based language
  • Explore the decision-making tool of Decisional Matrix
  • Explore the Columbo Approach (Finding discrepancies)

Completion options

Online Workshops
This training can also be completed online in the same split-days format.

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

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