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) 27/28 March 2019

    Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction) 27/28 March 2019

    £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  Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction)10/11 July 2019

    Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction)10/11 July 2019

    £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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  4. Quick view  Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction) 13/14 November 2019

    Motivational Interviewing Step one (introduction) 13/14 November 2019

    £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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