Motivational Interviewing Refresher

Motivational Interviewing is the gold standard of change-work tools. It is used as the foundation of excellence in all services including prisons, psychiatric units, and rehabs. It originated by observing the most effective practitioners and identifying what they do that makes all the difference to their clients and this was distilled into a skill-set that we can all adopt to improve outcomes for those we work with. Because of this is the essential training for substance misuse practitioners and any social care provider. Since the late 1980's MI has been delivering results that all providers need. Now its value is so recognised that many commissioners make it a requirement that teams that are commissioned must be trained in MI as the minimum staff quality standard. This one day refresher is for those experienced staff who are highly skilled with MI who want to have a reminder of the tools that they are using daily to help them restore the theory to better implement the tools they are accessing already.

An Introduction to the Betterminds' Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Implementing the techniques involved in MI can help to make a positive difference by expressing empathy through reflective listening and understanding the service user or clients point of view.

Motivational Interviewing is focused and goal-directed, and by using a less direct persuasive approach, it is overall more successful at solving ambivalence. Knowledge of these flexible tools and techniques can encourage higher rates of sustainable change whilst reducing the stresses placed on your teams.

The Betterminds Motivational Interviewing refresher course will equip your staff will all the tools and appropriate experience plus will give them resources that mean they can continue to develop after the formal session have long passed.



How Long is the Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course?

The Betterminds Intensive Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course runs for one day,  the full course is a two day course and is the ideal course for those who have not formally trained in MI before or are not confident as practitioners dealing with challenging service users or clients.

What Will My Team Gain From The Betterminds' Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course

This course will be useful in organisations that specialise in helping others to make sustainable changes and where self-efficacy and independence are essential to support people to move through your service to a life of partial or complete independence.

MI is vital for social care professionals, anyone who works with vulnerable adults, substance misuse work, social housing, mental health professionals, medics, nurses, GPs alongside education providers.

Where Will The Betterminds' Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course Be Useful

The Betterminds Motivational Interviewing Refresher Course will equip you and your team with an understanding of what Motivational Interviewing is and how you can use this knowledge to develop practical use of MI to support service users. You will gain practical experience of using these effective techniques and also learn skills to help you work with conflict and resistance more effectively with service users

What Are The Primary Course Objectives

  • Explain the principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Understand the theory & skills of MI in current practice
  • Understand & demonstrate the spirit of MI
  • Describe & demonstrate MI strategies
  • Self efficacy tools and techniques
  • Be able to explain and apply techniques to deal with resistance
  • Be able to build expectation and motivation in those you support
  • Discuss the traps to avoid when using MI
  • Feel more confident as a practitioner
  • Be able to apply MI in all spheres of your life

What Else Will Our Team Learn

  • You and your team will be able to reduce conflict in your workspace and build a calmer environment
  • Build a culture of independence
  • Normalise change by knowing how to nurture growth mindsets
  • How to be more resilient to resistance
  • You and your team will be able to integrate MI  to build a culture of change in your work environment
  • How the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing can benefit clients, service users and your organisation as a whole