Intermediate Level Motivational Interviewing

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Course Details

Duration : 2 Day

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Developed by Miller and Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered approach that elicits behavioral changes by assisting individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence.

This approach is especially helpful with individuals who are less motivated. Research has shown Motivational Interviewing to be helpful with a wide range of client groups and issues.

This two day intermediate course will equip the attendees with a sound understanding of Motivational Interviewing theory and skills and will build on the theory and skills gained in the 2 day introduction course.

Programme Duration

Workshops are run as requested.  

Programme certification

Certificate in Intermediate Level Motivational Interviewing from The Learning Curve Institute.

Programme Aims

The aim of this two day workshop is to build on and expand the theory introduced in the introduction workshop. The objective of the two days is to provide space to practice the skills associated with motivational interviewing at a deeper level. This will include scenarios dealing with “difficult” clients and will naturally lead on to group exploration of the theory, skills and practice of Motivational Interviewing.

Programme Content

Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of Motivational interviewing appropriate to this level. In each session students will have the opportunity to observe and practice Motivational Interviewing through role-plays and scenarios provided by the lecturer.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Motivational Interviewing within the group.
  2. To enhance confidence in participants use of Motivational Interviewing Skills, particularly with “difficult” clients.
  3. To have a deeper understanding of the Principles of Motivational Interviewing:
    • Express empathy
    • Develop Discrepancy
    • Roll with resistance
    • Support self-efficacy
    • Avoid Arguments
  4. To provide space and time for participants to become more familiar with Motivational Interviewing and use the following core skills:
    • Listening
    • Use of Open-ended questions
    • Affirming
    • Reflective Listening
    • Summarising
    • Eliciting “change talk”
  5. To explore dealing with ambivalence with clients and to develop strategies of working with clients who are “stuck”.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the 2 day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Workshop through The Learning Curve Institute You can apply to do this course if you haven't done the Introduction to MI workshop but you would need to show some knowledge of the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing.


Assessment will be carried out through continuous assessment of role plays and listening exercises.

Other Information

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.


Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or for more information.

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