Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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Course Details

Price : €225.00

Duration : 2 Days

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"The tutor was highly knowledgeable and extremely engaging. He made the area of MI extremely accessible. I feel that I've gained a lot of practical skils that I will be able to apply in my work" Niamh - February 2017


"I found the content very informative and relative to my role as a support worker. The tutor's humour throughout lightened the content and kept the mood easy and fun" Lisa - February 2017


'Tutor was very refreshing, made a great effort and loads of energy. One of the best workshops I have attended" Miriam - February 2017 


"Clear presentation of material by tutor. Met the ovjectives laid out prior to course, great real life examples use to explain interventions" Nettie - February 2017

"Excellent facilitator with well paced content, real indepth expertise in the area with a very engaging delivery style and clear passion for helping others to change" - Sharon - February 2017











Other course levels:

Intermediate Level  .  Advanced Level 

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 course will equip the attendees with a sound understanding of Motivational Interviewing theory and skills.

This workshop is eligible for CPD points from The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland with accreditation being re-evaluated for CEU points from An Bord Altranais, The Irish Nursing Board and The Psychological Society of Ireland. Please contact the office on 098 25530 for updates.
  • Workshop Fee: €225.00
This workshop is suitable for:
Therapists, Counsellors, Those working in the sectors of Social Care, Education and Training, Youth and Family care, Human Resources, Mediation, Employment Services.

Venues and Locations

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Workshop, The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9:Book Now »
26 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 | 09.30am - 04.30pm
Closing date for bookings is 19 Sept 2019. After this date please contact the office for late availability: 098 25530

Motivational Interviewing at The Learning Curve Institute

A student talks about Motivational Interviewing workshop

Programme Duration

The 2 day introductory workshop on Motivational Interviewing is delivered by one of our senior lecturers.


In order to maximise learning enrolment for this workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 students. 


Motivational Interviewing in-house training workshops are available, please contact us on 098 25530 for further details.


Programme certification

Certificate in An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing from The Learning Curve Institute

Programme Aims

The objective of this two day workshop is to provide the theory of motivational interviewing and the space to practice the skills associated with Motivational Interviewing.

Programme Content

Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of Motivational interviewing. 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 equip students with the tools to be enable them to develop and build on their own counseling skills. 
  2. To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Motivational Interviewing within the group. 
  3. To enhance confidence in participants use of Motivational Interviewing Skills. 
  4. To become familiar with the general Principles of Motivational Interviewing:-
  • Express empathy 
  • Develop Discrepancy 
  • Roll with resistance 
  • Support self-efficacy 
  • Avoid Arguments.

      5. To provide space and time for participants to become familiar with Motivational Interviewing and use the following core skills:-

  • Listening 
  • Use of Open-ended questions 
  • Affirming 
  • Reflective Listening 
  • Summarising 
  • Eliciting “change talk”

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirement.

Suitable For: Therapists, Counsellors, Those working in the sectors of Social Care, Education and Training, Youth and Family care, Human Resources, Mediation, Employment Services.



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.


Students will each be supplied with handouts for the workshop by The Learning Curve Institute.

Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on +353 98 255 30 or for more information.


To book a place on this workshop please click on the Book Now tab of this website and book online with a debit or credit card. The course fees must be paid in full a minimum of 1 week prior to course start date. Places are subject to availability. The workshop fee is non-refundable. Please check our terms and conditions for full details.

If a student is in receipt of funding please click on the Book Now button and complete an application with debit/credit card.

***€2 euro from every booking is donated directly to Barretstown and The Children's Medical and Research Foundation***

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