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Motivational Interviewing

26.04.18 9:30 am
27.04.18 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £285.00 – £360.00

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Two day course

Motivational Interviewing is a refined guidance communication style originating in the counselling field. It aims to guide clients in the process of changing many types of unhealthy behaviours including drugs and alcohol use, health behaviours like smoking, eating, sexual behaviour, adherence to medication and offending behaviour. MI strategies avoid confrontational methods, because the aim is to get the client to be the one who presents the arguments for change.

Central to MI techniques are a number of person-centred counselling skills including, open-ended questions, reflective listening, affirmations and summarising. However, while person-centred counselling is mostly non-directive, in MI these skills are used in a directive way aimed at encouraging clients to explore their ambivalence and consider change. These skills are used selectively to reinforce change talk and encourage clients to verbalise the advantages of change and then plan for it.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the foundation of MI.
  • Have a better understanding of your own issues regarding change and resistance to change.
  • Have learned MI skills and techniques to enable you to feel more confident and use as appropriate in your working environment.
  • Identify the benefits and potential applications of MI in the context of the particular organisation.

Who is it aimed at?

Practitioners and Managers working with children, young people and their families around issues of change and protecting and safeguarding children.

About the Trainer

Director: Dr Merav Devere EdD, Msc Counselling Psychology, BA Psychology, Diploma Supervision, Cert Counselling and Groupwork.

My work experience includes developing mediation and conflict resolution workshops; counselling and groupwork in a Drug and Alcohol rehab; designing and delivering counselling and groupwork training and courses to diploma level at Birkbeck College and Central School of Counselling Training and consultancy work for South India and Africa Aids Action Programme.

In addition I have a private counselling and supervision practice. I am a member of MINT – Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers; the BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Therapists and The Association for Coaching. My CV is available upon request.

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