People who use drugs often find making decisions to change aspects of their drug-taking behaviour very difficult, even when it is clearly causing harm.
A key task for workers is to support clients through ambivalence, and help them to make decisions that are right for them in their current situation. Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach designed for such situations.
To understand the concept of motivation and how it relates to a model of behaviour change
To improve skills when assessing a drug user's motivation
To improve interventions with drug users who are resistant to changing risk behaviour
To improve interviewing and counselling skills to promote the client's wish to change
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