Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

An introduction to the efficacy, uses and techniques employed in Motivational Interviewing.
This training is appropriate for practitioners who are in the role of conducting one-to-one therapeutic discussions with people who use drugs and alcohol, with the focus on making and sustaining healthy behaviour changes.This course is a pre-requisite of the ‘Intermediate Motivational Interviewing’ course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • define the nature of ambivalence about change
  • demonstrate the spirit of motivational interviewing, integrated with the OARS counselling skills to engage a person in personal conversation
  • recall how Motivational Interviewing can influence change by intentionally evoking and strengthening natural language (change talk)
  • identify how Motivational Interviewing may be used within own practice setting.

Aimed At

Drug workers, housing and homelessness workers, social workers, GPs, nurses, teachers and mental health workers.




Two days