Short course

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Find flexibility, empowerment and motivation in your approaches to service users.

This one day introduction to Motivational Interviewing, a collaborative goal-oriented style of communication is designed to introduce the theory as well as offering the opportunity to practice. It offers a simple framework to enable attendees to have more purposeful, productive conversations with their service users by eliciting service users motivation and own arguments for change.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – One-day study day
  • Start date –   Flexible
  • Facilitators - Jayne Hildreth, qualified coach, counsellor, supervisor and facilitator.

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

What will I learn?

Develop an understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the stages of change

Understand the role of behaviour and attitudinal change, and generate motivation in service users

Develop a repertoire of skills to enhance their work including:

  • Use of language
  • Art of questions
  • Active listening and communication skills

To enhance ability to apply learning to practice

Who should attend?

All people working in helping professions.

How will it benefit my work?

  • More effective interventions with their service users resulting in more successful outcomes
  • To be more flexible in their approach meeting the different needs of services users
  • Employees feeling more empowered and motivated in their role with service users

Course leader biographies

Jayne Hildreth is a qualified coach, counsellor, supervisor and facilitator. She has many years’ experience working with individuals and teams and is passionate about the process of sustainable change. Jayne is an experienced and engaging facilitator who promotes a relaxed participative learning environment and delivers high quality and dynamic training.

She has worked at The University of Hull and University East London creating and delivering undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

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