Intermediate Motivational Interviewing

An in-depth practical workshop exploring the techniques utilised in Motivational Interviewing.
This training is appropriate for practitioners who are in the role of conducting one-to-one therapeutic discussions with people with problem use of alcohol or other drugs with the aim of making and sustaining healthy behaviour changes.

Th course is designed for individuals who have previously completed either the SDF or STRADA two day ‘Introduction to Motivational Interviewing’ training or a comparable training in motivational interviewing with another training provider.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate the practice of focusing the conversation on a change target where there are multiple topics for discussion
  • guide a conversation towards strengthening commitment to change through the eliciting and strengthening of change talk
  • demonstrate the practice of responding to sustain talk and discourse
  • identify how future skills development can be supported, based on a reflective activity.

Aimed At

Drug workers, housing workers, social workers, GPs, nurses, teachers and mental health workers who have completed ‘Introduction to Motivational Interviewing’ or equivalent course.


Free within Scotland and bespoke costs for elsewhere.


Three days