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Motivational Interviewing (MI) Two day Introduction – Level 1

April 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

€60.00 – €120.00

This is a virtual classroom interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. Motivational interviewing (MI) adopts a person-centred approach that works by identifying and mobilising the service users/patient’s intrinsic values and goals to stimulate behaviour change. Motivation to change is elicited from the service user/patient, rather than imposed from without, thereby reducing defensive responses to interventions/treatment plans. A multitude of clinical trials demonstrate that MI is more effective for improving health and eliciting long term behaviour change, than traditional treatment approaches. Moreover, studies demonstrate it is an effective approach for health and social care professions engaged with service user/patient groups presenting with varied needs (Miller et al., 2011). Improvements have been demonstrated in numerous health and social care settings. Using MI as a behavioural change method as part of a whole systems approach can impact on health inequalities, premature deaths and health improvement.

Course facilitator: The course provider is MindAware Consultancy Limited, a company specialising in training in Cognitive Behavioural Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. All trainers hold Postgraduate Degrees in Health or Social Care as well as counselling/psychotherapy qualifications. They are all trained in the use of CBT in a range of Health and Social Care settings. Additionally, they all have in excess of 15 years clinical experience and very significant expertise in education and training.

Course Aims: This four half day  course introduces participants to the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing, with a strong focus on practical application.

Day 1: 21st April  9.30 am – 12 midday

9.30:      LOGIN to ZOOM

Introduction – Participants and Tutor

Theoretical perspectives on motivation and change

Defining Motivational Interviewing

Principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing and person-centered care

MI short Practice exercise

Models of change

Change exercise

12:00    FINISH on ZOOM

Day 2: 28th April 9.30 am 12 midday

9.30:      LOGIN to ZOOM

Live demonstration or Video observation of Motivational Interviewing

Implications of key principles for practice

Motivational Interviewing core skills

Practice/role play scenarios for Motivational Interviewing in practice

Examples from practice & feedback

Review and application to practice

12:00    FINISH on ZOOM

Day 3: 5th May 9.30 am – 12 midday

9.30        LOGIN to ZOOM

Review learning so far

Motivational Interviewing: skills and processes overview

Practice/role play scenarios

Dealing with ambivalence to change – practical exercises

Talking behaviour change –  Examples from practice (DVD) & debrief

12:00    FINISH on ZOOM

Day 4: 12th May 9.30 am – 12 midday

9.30      LOGIN to ZOOM

Change talk and Motivational Interviewing

Practice/Role play scenarios

MI Tools in practice

Review of learning and application to practice & Close

12:00    FINISH on ZOOM

Breaks will be given by the facilitator as the morning progresses.

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April 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am
May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
€60.00 – €120.00
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Charlotte Burke


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