Level 4: Developing Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a communication style that strengthens people's own motivation and commitment to change by using collaborative conversation to evoke and explore their reasons for change.
The 'MI: Developing practice skills' course expands upon and develops learning from the Level 3 introductory course. The underlying spirit and principles of MI will be further explored, and, from the basic understanding that change is a process, not an event, the course will be structured around the four MI processes
- Engaging and Exploring,
- Guiding and Evoking, and
Preparing and Planning
By the end of the course, participants will be able to
identify how the spirit and principles of MI may be applied in their work practice
apply the Four Processes of MI: Engaging and Exploring; Focusing; Guiding and Evoking; and Preparing and Planning
more confidently and proficiently apply MI's core skills: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries
decide when MI would be the most useful approach, overcoming barriers to implementing MI, and where other skills might be more useful
identify personal strengths of Motivational Interviewing practice and developmental areas through coding, personal reflection and feedback
Who is the course for?
The course is available to anybody who has completed the Level 3 Motivational Interviewing course (or an equivalent as agreed on application) who wants to develop their MI practice.
Participants should have the opportunity to practice MI within their workplace.
Participants will be expected to submit a good standard of written work.
|Duration||8 days / 60 learning hours|
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL