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Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change (short course)

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Who the course is aimed at 

Anyone who is interested in communicating with people more effectively to motivate them to make positive changes. The skills gained can be used in a broad range of areas including: rehabilitation, pain management, mental health, occupational health, health promotion, vocational rehabilitation, drug and alcohol use, public health and social care.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

Motivation Interviewing is a highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. A variety of learning methods are used in a supportive learning environment reinforced by a strong evidence base and real life examples. There are lots of opportunities to explore the relevance of this approach to your own practice. The principles learned can be taken back to the workplace and used with colleagues and service users alike to promote positive change.

General areas covered

  • reflect on the common ways of trying to motivate clients and explore why these ways often do not work
  • learn about how to understand people’s existing motivation through careful listening of the language they use
  • learn how to build and strengthen client’s motivation to engage in rehabilitation/make positive changes in their behaviour
  • learn about engaging and working collaboratively with even highly resistant people

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

You will come away with practical ideas of how to integrate motivational interviewing into your practice. You will receive a practical workbook which includes tools and strategies to take away.

To apply for a fee-paying place: please visit our Online Store where you can pay on line using a debit/credit card.

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: Part 1 £245, Part 2 £245 - or £435 if parts 1 and 2 are booked together. Discounts apply for Sheffield Hallam students (£135) for each part

International students: N/A

How to apply
  • Entry requirements

    Part 1 - no entry requirements

    Part 2 - you must have attended part 1 (or equivalent)

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This short course is delivered in two parts.  You must attend one of the sets of dates (2 consecutive days) for each part in order to complete the course:

    Part 1 dates:

    • Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October 2019
    • Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th April 2020

    Part 2 dates: 

    • Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2020 (you must have attended Part 1 or equivalent to attend Part 2)

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Course assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this course are:

    • None

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Colette Fegan - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2373

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