Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Short course

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.

York St John University
Course fees
Fee £95. Funded places are available
One-day study day
Monday 4 March 2019
Course Leader
Jayne Hildreth
Level and Credit:
Study Day

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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

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

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Fees and funding

Fee £95

Funded places are available

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2019 / 20


Overseas 2019 / 20


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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