Courses on motivation and change

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  1. Quick view Ready, Willing and Able (1 day)

    Ready, Willing and Able (1 day)

    £205.00

    No courses planned at present. Commission this course in-house.

    This course is for health and welfare professionals who want to promote healthy lifestyles harm-reduction with their clients but who have little time available to do in-depth counselling.

    For staff of alcohol and drug agencies in England the course supports DANOS standards HSC330, HSC3111, HSC233, HSC33, AF2, AI1

    By the end of the course participants will be able to

    • describe a model for understanding motivation and change
    • help clients explore their interest in change and their confidence in their ability to do it
    • inform clients about the benefits of change without eliciting resistance
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key principles of behaviour change

    Participants will receive a free copy of 'Ready Willing and Able' DVD and CD learning pack (usual price £38.50).

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  2. Quick view Intermediate Motivational Interviewing (2 days 20/21 Sep 2017)

    Intermediate Motivational Interviewing (2 days 20/21 Sep 2017)

    £210.00

    This 2 day non-residential course in Birmingham is for people who have already undertaken some introductory study of motivational interviewing and want to refresh and extend their skills. Additionally people who have not been on any training on this topic before but have some familiarity with it via reading etc may use this course as a gateway to our Advanced course. It is not intended for complete beginners.

    Participants are welcome from any setting, for example, health, criminal justice, education and employment.


    For staff of English alcohol and drug agencies the course supports DANOS standards HSC233, HSC3111, AB2, HSC33, AF2, AI1.

    For health professionals in the UK this course is in accordance with NICE guidance on behaviour change (Oct 2007).

    The course will provide an opportunity for participants to

    • re-examine the key concepts of ambivalence, change talk and resistance
    • explore development of core skills applied within the processes of Engagement, Focussing, Evoking and Planning
    • practice under supervision and receive feedback on their developing skills
    • discuss tricky situations and cases from their own workplace (confidentiality rules apply)
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  3. Quick view Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (2 days ) 18/19 October 2017

    Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (2 days ) 18/19 October 2017

    £199.00

    This 2 day non-residential course in Birmingham introduces the core principles of motivational interviewing and provides practice in the essential skills applied in a range of settings. Participants are welcome from any setting, for example, health, criminal justice, education and employment.

    By the end of the course participants will be able to discuss the concept of motivation and relate it to a model of the way people change. They will be able to make a realistic assessment of a client’s motivation, use their interviewing and counselling skills to elicit and foster the client’s wish to change and will have increased their effectiveness with clients who are resistant to changing risk behaviour. For staff of English alcohol and drug agencies the course supports DANOS standards , HSC3111, AB2.2012, , AF2.2012, AI1.2012, SCDHSC0344, SCDHSC0352. For health professionals in the UK this course is in accordance with NICE guidance on behaviour change (Oct 2007).

    By the end of the course participants will be able to:

    • Better engage reluctant or resistant service users
    • Find a shared focus on behaviour change
    • Evoke change talk and help service users resolve their ambivalence about change
    • Make action plans jointly with service users and elicit their commitment to change
    • Conduct the above within a compassionate, respectful and empowering relationship between professional and service user.

    Topics include;

    • The Spirit of MI and Dangerous Assumptions
    • Core Skills to express empathy (open questions, reflection, affirmation and summarising)
    • Sustain talk and discord. The art of rolling with resistance
    • Engaging the reluctant or non-verbal service user
    • Ambivalence, the decisional balance and stages of change
    • Motivation as a combination of importance and confidence
    • Building importance by developing awareness of discrepancy
    • Building self-efficacy (confidence)by focussing on strengths
    • Types of change talk at different stages in the process; recognising and building on it
    • Exchanging information without falling into the expert trap

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