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Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Health Care

Course Overview This is a 2-day practical skills-based course which provides training on Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques within a health context. Specifically, this workshop will focus on how MI can be used to help patients adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based, patient-centred approach for supporting behaviour change. It outperforms traditional advice-giving in the promotion of health behaviours (including healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation).

Who should attend? This course is aimed at health care professionals who work face-to-face with patients including:

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General Practitioners Physiotherapists Practice Nurses Community Pharmacists

Dates: Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October (9am to 5pm each day) Location: Sports Training Village, University of Bath CPD Support and Development Office University of Bath Tel: 01225 383745 Email:

How can this course benefit your professional practice? The course will equip you with the techniques to carry out successful motivational interviews which:

• facilitate effective promotion of behaviour change • foster a constructive relationship and leads to better outcomes for patients

• help to save time by avoiding unproductive discussions and by reducing resistance in clients

• contribute to the delivery of key initiatives such as NHS Health Checks and Let’s Get Moving Ongoing support is available following the course, and participants have the option of completing an assessment in order to gain Masters-level credits

About the Trainer: Lynne Johnston PhD, DClin Psych, CPsychol. Lynne works as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She has delivered training workshops in Motivational Interviewing and Health Behaviour Change strategies to a wide range of professionals across the UK and Europe over the last fifteen years.

Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Health Care Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011

Course Outline

Friday 30th September (9am to 5pm) • • • • •

Motivational Interviewing and brief lifestyle consultations: an overview How Motivational Interviewing fits into health care practice General principles of Motivational Interviewing Understanding how and why people change Understanding and recognising resistance

• Key counselling skills In Motivational Interviewing

Saturday 1st October (9am to 5pm) • • • • • • •

MI menu of strategies that work in health care settings The pros and cons of changing lifestyle Assessing importance (WHY) and confidence (HOW) Information exchange and action planning Relapse prevention Putting it all together Challenges that health professionals face when practising MI

• Traps to avoid in lifestyle consultations Learning methods include role play, DVDs, small group discussions and interactive tasks.

How much does it cost?

Fee: £335 or £550 (to include ongoing support and assessment) This includes tea/coffee during breaks and lunch on both days. All delegates will be supplied with a copy of the course notes. Ensuite accommodation on campus (optional): Single room: £50 per night Double room: £69 per night To book a room visit CPD Support and Development Office University of Bath Tel: 01225 383745 Email:

How do I apply? To optimise participants’ learning experience, course numbers will be limited and early booking is advised. The deadline for applications is 16th September 2011. To book your place please visit For more information phone us on 01225 383745 or email

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