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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 health 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:

• • • •

General Practitioners Physiotherapists Practice Nurses Community Pharmacists

Dates: Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June 2011 (9am to 5pm each day)

How can this course benefit your professional practice? • It facilitates effective promotion of behaviour change

• It fosters a constructive relationship and leads to better outcomes for patients

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

• It is relevant to the delivery of key initiatives such as NHS Health Checks and Lets Get Moving

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.


Sports Training Village, University of Bath CPD Support and Development Office University of Bath Tel: 01225 383745 Email:

Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Health Care Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June 2011

Course Outline

Saturday 18th June (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

Sunday 19th June (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: £400 This includes tea/coffee during breaks and lunch on both days. All delegates will be supplied with a copy of the course notes.

How do I apply? To optimise participants’ learning experience, course numbers will be limited and early booking is advised.

Ensuite accommodation on campus (optional): Single room: £50 per night Double room: £69 per night

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2011. To book your place please visit

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or for more information phone us on 01225 383745 or email

CPD Support and Development Office University of Bath Tel: 01225 383745 Email:

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