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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 2022/23

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: Expected Fees - Part 1 £290, Part 2 £290, Part 1 & 2 booked together £530. Prices to be confirmed

EU / 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

    The module dates for 2022/23 are as follows:

    28th and 29th November 2022 – Introduction Course (Part 1)

    18th and 19th May 2023 – Introduction Course (Part 1)


    3rd and 4th July 2023 – Advancing your Practice (Part 2)

    For further information please contact the module leader Martine Guilford -

    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 Martine Guilford - or contact the student experience team:

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