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Motivational Interviewing

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.

Online Delivery

After successfully being trialed with a service in Birmingham this course is now being made available with an online delivery option to allow services to continue to receive staff training during COVID 19 restrictions.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Additional Info

  • Length:
    2 Days
  • Trainer:
  • DANOS:
    HSC233, HSC3111, AB2+, HSC33, AF2, AI1+
  • Location:

    Your own venue (group booking)