Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based style of counseling to help people to initiate and maintain behaviour change. MI has been used successfully across a range of behaviours including alcohol and drug misuse, physical inactivity, diet and nutrition, medicines management, oral health and sexual health. It is also used in social care, criminal justice and employment settings.
We deliver seminars and courses ranging from 2-3 hours to 2-3 days. They include introductory courses and skills development courses for those who have attended prior training in MI.
An interactive model is used to deliver the training, which includes role play, real play, small group work, group discussion, demonstration, didactic learning and questions and answers. Materials are presented in different ways to accommodate different learning styles.
Training is delivered by members of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Ongoing supervision and coaching is available to support individuals to develop competence, which is strongly recommended. The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding System is used to provide feedback and aid supervision and coaching to improve Motivational Interviewing practice.