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In the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

About the course

It is acknowledged that the foundation of motivational interviewing lies more in its spirit than in its technique.

This course will introduce the foundation of, and for, MI and consider the four inter-related elements of

  • Partnership
  • Acceptance
  • Compassion and
  • Evocation

for MI conversations.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to

  • outline the origins of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • explain the Spirit of MI
  • give examples of how the Spirit of MI is evident in practice


Who is the course for?

​The course is designed for anybody working in a health and social care setting who may be working with clients using therapeutic or psychosocial approaches.

It may be of particular value to those who may be considering learning more about Motivational Interviewing.


Duration: Half-day session


Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams


Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the start date.

For further information about courses, please contact:

Telephone: 0161 358 1365 


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