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  Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction) 20/21 June 2018

    Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction) 20/21 June 2018

    £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, psychology, health, criminal justice, education and employment. Completion of this workshop is the foundation for later attendance at Steps 2 and 3 and completion of an assignment leading to the Advanced certificate. It replaces our Introduction to Motivational Interviewing but, like that course can be completed as a standalone workshop for people who do not wish to move on to steps 2 and 3.

    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. 
    •  make a realistic assessment of a service user’s(client or patient)’s motivation 
    • use their interviewing and counselling skills to unlock people’s willingness and ability to act in their own best interests :

    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
    For staff of English alcohol and drug agencies the course supports DANOS standards. For Health professionals in the UK this course is in accordance with NICE guidance on behaviour chnage (Oct 2007)
     

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  3. Quick view Step 2 Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate) 26/27 Sep 2018)

    Step 2 Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate) 26/27 Sep 2018)

    £210.00

    This 2 day non-residential course in Birmingham replaces our intermediate course and is for people who have already undertaken some introductory study of motivational interviewing and want to refresh and extend their skills. It is step 2 of our 3 step programme towards the Advanced Certificate.It is not intended for complete beginners and prospective participants will be expected to show evidence of of attendance at a foundation course of at least 2 days duration before acceptance on the course. This training does not need to have been one of our own courses provided it covered similar material and included coached practice opportunities. For those who wish to study for the advanced certificate, completion of step 2 is a requirement. .


    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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  4. Quick view Motivational Interviewing Step 3 (Advanced) 14/15 Nov, 12 Dec 2018

    Motivational Interviewing Step 3 (Advanced) 14/15 Nov, 12 Dec 2018

    £299.00

    This 3 day course is run in association with the Gestalt centre in London. It aims to give participants who have already completed introductory and intermediate courses on motivational interviewing the opportunity to develop the effective use of their skills in their everyday practice and to receive a certificate of competence in MI.Prospective participants will be expected to show evidence of attendance at Step 1 and 2 training before attending Step 3.. The workshop is taught by 2 highly experienced trainers and restricted to 18 participants. Competence will be assessed on the basis of a recorded case study which will be coded by one assessor according to the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity code (MITI) and assessed in a more narrative way by a second marker. Successful students will be awarded a certificate from the Gestalt Centre in London who recognise it as part of their short course programme.

    For UK health workers the course is in accordance with NICE guidelines on behaviour change (Oct 2007).

    For alcohol and drug workers from England the course supports DANOS standards , HSC3111, AB2.2012, , AF2.2012, AI1.2012, SCDHSC0344, SCDHSC0352.

    By the end of the course participants will be able to

    • Describe when to use motivational interviewing (and when not to)
    • Conduct an in-depth assessment of a client's motivation
    • Use advanced listening skills to support clients' self-confrontation
    • Use a range of strategies to 'roll with resistance' and manage discord
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the key principles of behaviour change.
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