Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (London)


This 2 day course offers you the opportunity to become familiar with Motivational Interviewing, the processes, skills and essence of supporting people to make positive cognitive and behavioural changes.

What is motivational interviewing?

“Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Miller & Rollnick. 2012. Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. Guilford Press.

Motivational Interviewing is a skills based intervention that aims to support self-efficacy and increase confidence in your clients to bring about significant cognitive or behavioural change. An evidenced based, person centred way of building on existing strengths supporting clients to positively grow and change.

Who should attend?

The training is for people who work with others in a variety of settings, GPs, personal trainers, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, educational psychologists, care workers, teachers, managers, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, youth workers and/or (not exclusive) substance misuse workers. By the end of the two days you will be familiar with:

  • The Four Processes of MI
  • Embodying the spirit of MI
  • Listening for change
  • How to use the core Skills; Open ended questions; Affirming; Reflective Listening; Summarising
  • Be ready to practice the skills

Maximum attendance is 12 people, you will be coached throughout the course and have opportunities to discuss, explore and practice the skills, what they mean and how you can develop as a MI practictioner in your work.

Minimum 12 participants required to run the course


The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LH

The Calthorpe Project is an inner city oasis! Great venue, great community in the heart of London. 2 days, 1 trainer and a lifetime of potential change will follow! Join me to liberate your practice, support your clients and work together for longer term meaningful change!

2 days @ £250pp

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