Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Workshop

2 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 14 CPD hours

Course Brief

This workshop will be of interest to people in diverse settings & circumstances where conversations about change are an everyday reality. It will include a basic overview of motivational interviewing (MI) and then turn to intermediate level practice and discussion. If this is your first introduction to MI we would advise you to prepare, and can help you with this task.

This workshop will be of interest to people in diverse settings & circumstances where conversations about change are an everyday reality. It will include a basic overview of motivational interviewing (MI) and then turn to intermediate level practice and discussion. If this is your first introduction to MI we would advise you to prepare, and can help you with this task. The workshop will include:

  • Overview of MI and its foundations in good practice in organisations, services, teams and educational settings.
  • Review of key topics like core skills, change language and the four processes in change conversations (engage, focus, evoke and plan).
  • Opportunity to practice skills
  • Exploring of hot topics including MI-consistent advice-giving, culture change in organisation, brief conversations about change and how our emotional state affects the progress and outcome of conversations.

A wide range of learning methods will be used to create an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and sharing ideas. These will include demonstration, video observation, brief content lectures, discussion and focused practice.

Course Tutor

Prof Stephen Rollnick
Professor of clinical psychology at Cardiff University, co-founder of Motivational Interviewing

Professor Stephen Rollnick is best known as a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience in service provision and in training of practitioners and an Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales, UK with a research record focused on good practice in efforts to promote change and behaviour change among patients, clients and the practitioners who serve them.