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. MI originated by observing the most effective practitioners and identifying what they do that makes all the difference to their clients. These observed techniques have been distilled into a skill-set that we can all adopt to improve outcomes for those we work with. Because of this, it has become the essential training for substance misuse practitioners, social workers and any social care provider. Since the late 1980's MI has been delivering results that all providers need. Its value is now so recognised, that MI is becoming the default minimum staff quality standard for practitioners. Many commissioners now make it a requirement that teams they commission will be trained in this skill-set.
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Implementing the MI techniques has a huge impact. MI integrates empathy, open questions, reflective listening to create understanding of the client’s point of view.
Motivational Interviewing is focused, goal-directed, and by using a less direct persuasive approach, it is overall more successful at solving ambivalence. These flexible tools and techniques promote higher rates of sustainable change. MI has the added benefit of reducing the stresses placed on your teams from residence. This stress reduction promotes great effectiveness, retention and well being in your teams.
The Betterminds Motivational Interviewing cours will equip your staff with all the tools and resources to be confident effective practitioners.
The Betterminds Motivational Interviewing Course usually runs for two days,
This training can be delivered back to back. We recommend that with any 2 day training you split it across a week or even longer. This is because your teams will have a better learning and growth experience. They will gain more insight by applying day 1 prior to day 2. They will have a greater opportunity to process the learning and better identify their own needs by Day 2.
Betterminds also delivers and one day Refresher course in MI for established and very confident practitioners. We would recommend this course only after the whole team have accessed our 2 day course previously.
The team will gain strategies to incorporate this knowledge to integrate it into your practice to support service users.
They will gain a unified away of working with service users
The staff will have a manual which offers specific strategies to use to move service users forwards
Your team will also gain skills to help them work with conflict and resistance more effectively with their service users.
This course will be useful in organisations that specialise in helping others to make sustainable changes. MI is vital where self-efficacy and independence are essential to support people to promote a life of partial or complete independence.
MI is vital for social care professionals and anyone who works with vulnerable adults and young people. Professional who need MI include works in substance misuse, social housing, mental health nurses, GPs and education providers.