Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a directive client-centred approach for eliciting intrinsic motivation for behaviour change through understanding and resolving ambivalence and resistance while preserving client’s autonomy. There is significant empirical support for MI in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. There is increasing support for MI in conjunction with CBT for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 10am-1pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?

Mental Health Professionals, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Professionals working in the area substance misuse

Max number of participants - 10

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitator - Marie Percival
Marie Percival is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at UCLan.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:
  • Gain an understanding of the principles and theoretical underpinnings of Motivational Interviewing
  • Identify and respond to ambivalence and resistance in therapeutic settings
  • Identify key MI markers (change talk, taking steps) to move the client productively to enhancing commitment to change
  • Learn action-based techniques to manage therapeutic ambivalence and resistance 

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