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Course content for this Motivational Interviewing training course

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Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?)
 
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Background and Rationale:

Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change provide an organised and systematic way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them.

Prochaska, Norcross and DiClemente describe the Stages of Change through which people progress if they are to change their behaviour or emotional responses. Miller and Rollnick describe Motivational Interviewing techniques which lend themselves superbly to the task of helping clients through those stages.

We believe that a course on Motivational Interviewing is incomplete without proper consideration of the Stages of Change, and vice versa. So this course aims to acquaint participants with both the Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing techniques and, specifically, to show how Motivational Interviewing techniques apply to moving people through the stages of change.


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Who should attend:

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Groups of professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to become proficient in motivational interviewing and the stages of change.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a unified level of proficiency in motivational interviewing and the stages of change.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others working in a variety of settings including: Substance Misuse, Forensic, Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents.


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Course Aims:

• Definition and description of Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change.
  Why they mesh so well together that many people get them confused.

• The sequence in Motivational Interviewing: encouraging the person to talk, generating
  self-motivational statements, dealing with resistance, developing readiness to change
  and negotiating a plan, developing determination and action.

• The 5 principles: expressing empathy, developing discrepancy, avoiding arguing,
  rolling with resistance and supporting self-efficacy.

• The Stages of Change found by Prochaska, Norcross & DiClemente: How to determine
  which stage a person is at, why it is essential to know, and how to capitalise on it.

• Traps to avoid in early stages of therapy.

• Moving from stage 1 to 2. An ideal opening structure detailing with the nature and content
  of early sessions. Other methods of moving from stage 1 to 2.

• Moving from stage 2 to 3: generating concern about the problem and intention to change
  using the 8 categories of questions. Consolidation of progress. Other methods of moving
  from stage 2 to 3.

• Types of resistance: arguing, interrupting, denying and ignoring. How to respond to
  overcome it.

• Moving from stage 3 to 4: noticing readiness to change, developing commitment to
  change, encouraging and supporting action. Giving advice in a way that maximises
  the chances of its acceptance.

• Recapitulation: summarising how the client sees the problem and their ambivalence,
  reviewing the evidence about risks and problems, summarising the client's wish to
  change, giving your own assessment of the situation.

• Triggering effective action: the moment of truth.

• The maintenance phase. Why we should wish to see people even after we have
  apparently achieved what we set out to. Lapse and relapse.

• Summary; self-test quiz; how to apply the course to your working situation.


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What this course will do for you. You will...

•  Understand why some clients are relatively easy to work with and why others much
   more difficult.

•  Have a clear insight that shows you 'where a client is at'.

•  Properly know about and be able to use both Motivational Interviewing and the Stages
   of Change.

•  Know that a person’s ambivalence about changing is a natural thing that we can work
   with effectively.

•  Be able to generate motivation in people who are not motivated.

•  Be able to help people form constructive plans, and have downloadable resources to
   assist you with this.

•  Be able to boost people’s faith in their own ability to succeed.

•  Know how to respond constructively when a person is ‘resistant’ – and know what to
   examine in your own practice when this is the case.

•  Know how important it is to give advice, and be able to do that skilfully.

•  Know how to help people maintain the gains they make, and have those gains persist.

•  Have a comprehensive repertoire of techniques for moving a person on, whatever
   stage they are at.


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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in. Alternatively, you can attend it online; for details of this, click here.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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Up to 16 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,950 plus VAT. Both courses have the same syllabus; the longer one provides the opportunity for greater depth in terms of case presentations and assimilation exercises. Both courses have exemplary ratings and feedback from delegates who attend them.

The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (WhatWorksWithOffenders) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 
Written Feedback for Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change:


"This was an amazing course … the best course I have ever attended within my organization so far. Thank you!!"

Claire Bevon, Social Worker


"Really, really excellent course. Aspects of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change have come up multiple times throughout my clinical psychology training but have never been presented in such a clear and relevant way. Thank you."

Dr Inga Stewart, Senior Clinical Psychologist


"Fantastic. The best course I have ever attended. The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented it in a very fun way. The workbook will be fantastic as a reference and also to share with my colleagues."

Georgina Bempah, CPN


"Really refreshing to get a course that you feel you can go away and use with an increase on feelings of knowledge and skill. The handouts are invaluable as they will definitely help for practice and refreshing … I'll probably start using the techniques from now!"

Sarah Donald, Occupational Therapist


"Brilliant. Approachable, clear, kept me motivated for 3 days (an impossibility!). Best course I've been on in 18 years on the job."

Susan Christie, Social Worker


"I feel that this has been the best training course I have been on so far in my professional career in terms of its relevance to my current practice and enhancement of my existing skills."
 
Hilary Lees, Primary Care Vocational
Advisor



"Excellent training as always from APT."

Andrew Maddison, Substance Misuse Practitioner
 
 
"I found it to be the most interesting and beneficial training that I have ever attended. The tutor was very skilled and engaging, I can see how I can put it into practice."

Natalie Cloarec, Social Worker


"First class course."
 
Roger Deane, Course Participant
 
 
"This was an expertly presented course - it was dynamic, interesting, refreshing and full of relevant information. The combination of lecture, workshops, exercises and role play was balanced very well. The handout booklet was extremely welcome for future reference."
 
Clare Friel, Care Manager/Social Worker


"Brilliant. I feel I have learnt loads that I can relay to my clients. Also found lots of techniques that I am already using without knowing it. Very transferable to my daily routine."
 
Jo Walker, Drug Worker


"Much better than previous Motivational Interviewing training I had been on."

Course Delegate


"This course has been the most relevant and best presented continuing professional development event I have attended. It provided useful time for active reflection on my work and the information presented was well adapted to our workplace and experience. The facilitator was knowledgeable and gave helpful and supportive feedback related to our role play and questions. The speed of presentation was spot on and the facilitator's calm approach supported discussion. Cheers!"

Darren Lumbard, Senior Clinical Psychologist


"Hope everyone gets the chance to come on this course. Loved it."

Fiona Bennett, Staff Nurse


"This course was very inspirational. I feel it has consolidated my beliefs and views about my practice. Thank you very much."
 
Yvonne Headley, Social Worker


"I would highly recommend the training to practitioners of all levels to gain a fresh understanding of alternative ways of working
with people who might not be motivated at all and through their circle of change."

Tsungai Ngundu, Charge Nurse


"An excellent experience, not only well presented, but well evidenced by many examples of personal use of the strategies. An open style of presentation, inviting and responding enthusiastically to questions and challenges from the audience."

Graham Beck, Educational Psychologist



   




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