Remote Learning: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Developed by Miller and Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing is a client-centred approach that elicits behavioural 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 eLearning course, will equip participants with a sound understanding of Motivational Interviewing theory and skills. This workshop is open to individuals and can also be delivered as in-house training to groups of employees.

The workshops will be delivered live using Zoom: The course will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in this virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content there will be live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

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

This eLearning workshop is approved by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for Continuing Education Units. Members of The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive CPD points for completing this workshop. There is other accreditation pending.

Programme Duration

This is a 2 Day course.

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

Participants will receive a copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Motivational Interviewing appropriate to this level. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and practice Motivational Interviewing through role-plays and scenarios provided by the trainer via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

1. To equip participants with the tools to enable them to develop and build on their own counselling skills.

2. To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Motivational Interviewing within the group.

3. To enhance confidence in attendees' 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

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the group and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the Trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing from The Learning Curve Institute.

People like what we do

"Excellent course and presenter - well worth time out from day to day duties".

Anne Canning, March 2019

"I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend. It was practical, easy to follow, excellent presenter, included everyone". 

Kathleen O'Hara, March 2019