Motivational Interviewing / Conversations
This is one our most popular areas of training. We have delivered to over 1200 learners in this area across a range of children and family services, schools, housing providers and many more. We bespoke each course to meet your needs.
For those wanting to work effectively with individuals and families with multiple and complex needs we know that you need to bring about change and improvements in outcomes. Using these approaches is a powerful technique in bringing about behaviour change.
For those who are leaders in an organisation this supports you to get the best from your team.
We have a range of delivery options:
1 day introductory course
Providing the knowledge and awareness of how to use motivational approaches as a technique, consider the cycle of change, use tools and consider how to work with resistance and ambivalence.
2/3 day course
Covering initial relationship building with a client to enhance engagement and lay building blocks for more challenging conversations
- Building rapport with clients, coming alongside them, building trust and determining readiness to change
- Non-judgemental practice and unconditional positive regard
- Key principles of motivational interviewing/influencing approaches
- Open ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening and summaries (OARS)
- Statements of desire, ability, reasons and need to change (DARN) and recognising indicators of commitment, activation and taking steps to change (CAT).
- Communication cycle
- Noting discrepancy between the client’s goals/targets and their current behaviour/actions
- Avoiding argument, challenge and confrontation
- Preventing things becoming worse
- Adjusting to the clients’ resistance and supporting self-efficacy and optimism by eliciting and amplifying strengths
- Breaking down tasks into manageable goals that match the clients’ motivation statements and current skills
- Creating meaningful plans
- Plenty of skills practice
This is a CPD accredited course.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion with a CPD accredited logo confirming the contribution towards their continued professional development.
WorkshopsOur experience shows that to embed this in the workplace learners need to continually practice. We can also provide a range of embedding workshops for practitioners which include an opportunity for refection, challenge and support around skills, discussion of cases and approaches and more practice.
The course was inspirational as well as being highly empowering. My colleagues and I are using the skills taught to ensure that our communication with clients and the children have a greater impact as well as being sympathetic to their needs and perceptions. Learner, Bracknell Forest.
Contact us to talk about your needs.
- All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
- Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.
Open Training Courses
|Location||Dates||Duration||Cost per Person|
|Virtual||6th & 13th February 2024||2 sessions from 10 am to 12.30 pm||£160 + vat|
We were delighted to collaborate with Cheshire West and Chester Trust to develop and deliver a large-scale training program across a wide multi-agency workforce.
We provided a motivational interviewing training programme for a range of staff who work with adult carers to offer them support information and advice
We were delighted to be chosen to provide a large-scale training programme encompassing Trauma Informed Practice and Motivational Interviewing across a wide multi agency workforce across Cheshire West and Chester.
Barnsley Borough Council were looking for a training provider that could help train their outreach workers in motivational conversations.
We provided a 2 day MI programme for a range of staff providing them with Motivational Interviewing skills.
We continue our long term relationship with Bracknell Forest Council by supporting both new workers in the family safeguarding teams and a wider range of partners.
We provided 2 day Motivational Interviewing programmes to ensure that staff had knowledge and awareness how to use motivational interviewing as a technique
We provided a 2-day course on course on Motivational Interviewing for staff working in residential settings across Norfolk.
We were commissioned to provide support for school leaders across Bracknell Forest around holding motivational conversations. This is a powerful technique in bringing about behaviour change and improvement.
Bracknell Forest Council worked in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council having received innovation funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to test out new and innovative ways of working across family safeguarding teams. Using Motivational interviewing approaches is core to their family safeguarding program.
West London Zone is inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a ‘cradle-to-college’ pipeline of support for children. The HCZ approach is to do ‘whatever it takes’ to help young people escape generational disadvantage – with the ambition to achieve a ‘tipping point’ whereby the whole community has a positive experience of learning, work and family life.
We were successful in providing a large contract of Motivational Interviewing for family safeguarding teams across Hertfordshire.
Brent Council and their VCS partners (BANG and Barnados) attended training on motivational interviewing.
Berneslai Homes runs a large Family Intervention Service. We supported the team through the use of Motivational Interviewing.
We have been delighted to be providing a large-scale training programme to support Blackpool Council who are on an improvement journey.
We designed and delivered a programme of motivational interviewing to staff across Achieving for Children.
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