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Using Motivational Interviewing skills when supporting people on phone/online.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a respectful way of communicating with people about making changes in their life. This course will look at how to use MI when supporting people via phone or online.

Course Duration: 8 Hours (4x 2hr sessions) (10am to 12pm)

Number of Places Available: 2

Who Should Attend?
Staff who work with service users who may need to make some changes to reduce the frequency or intensity of problems in their lives. This could include workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support and general health care services.

Dates & Venues:
July 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Trainer:
Brendan Murphy, HSE Training Officer

Course Description:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a respectful way of communicating with people about making changes in their life. This course will look at how to use MI when supporting people via phone or online.

Course Content:
This short course will be based upon the recent developments in MI and follow the Engaging, Focusing, Evoking & Planning format developed by Miller & Rollnick in their recent book Motivational Interviewing, Helping People Change (3rd Ed). Participants will be exposed to the fundamental spirit and skills of MI and will have an opportunity to observe, discuss and practice a range of MI skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to discover ways to apply MI within their own work context.

Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes include:

  • To have some understanding of the theory of MI
  • To have some understanding of the skills of MI
  • To have experience practicing the skills of MI
  • To have some ideas on how MI could be used in their work with service users

Trainer Profile:
Brendan Murphy is an accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer in a number of evidence-based therapies. He works as the Regional Training Officer for the HSE West Drugs Service and has been using and training others in the use of MI since 1993. 

Certification/Accreditation:
A certificate of attendanc will be provided for those who complete this course. 

How to book:

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