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Foundations in Motivational Interviewing (MI): “Exploring Motivation and Facilitating Change”

20 April 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

(delivered across multiple dates/formats) – funded for NEL staff

Delivery led by Sophie Dissanayake, Learning and Development Practitioner & MI Trainer (MINT network trainer)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. North East London Training Hubs have funded limited places for local Health and Social Care workforce to access these courses. The programme will introduce, evidence-based skills and strategies to 1) explore people’s ambivalence to change health damaging behaviours and  2) facilitate positive lifestyle change

The course will provide opportunities to observe and practice the approach in a protected environment. By the end of the course participants will feel able to start using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in their work settings. The course (equivalent to two days) introduces participants to the theory, spirit and principles in using MI to help people make positive change. The training will use a range of methods including didactic teaching, live demonstrations through role play with professional actors, audio, video and coaching. The training will aim to create a curiosity to learn more and develop practice. This course delivery team will include a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) who has worked and trained across a wide range of settings.

The course is valued at £200pp, and this is funded by the Training Hub. It is also CPD accredited and certificates will only be issued following completion of the training. Participants must fully attend all parts of the course and ensure you have a working microphone and camera. Late comers will not be allowed entry. The below cohorts are being delivered via Zoom platform, and learners should ensure device and network enables this prior to registering. Joining instruction will be circulated 48 hours prior to the delivery dates.

Please click on the date set below to register your place

Cohort 1

Day 1: Thursday 23rd February 2023, 0930-1300 | Day 2: Thursday 2nd March 2023, 0930-1300 | Day 3: Thursday 9th March 2023, 0930-1300 | Day 4: Thursday 16th March 2023, 0930-1300

Cohort 2

DAY 1: Friday 10th March 2023, 0930-1430 | Day 2: Friday 17th March 2023, 0930-1430 | Day 3: Friday 27th March 2023, 0930-1430

Cohort 3
Day 1: Thursday 20th April 2023, 1300-1630 | Day 2: Thursday 27th April 2023, 1300-1630 | Day 3: Thursday 4th May 2023, 1300-1630 | Day 4: Thursday 11th May 2023, 1300-1630

Cohort 4
Day 1: Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 0930-1430 | Day 2: Wednesday 10th May 2023, 0930-1430 | Day 3: Wednesday 17th May 2023, 0930-1430


What previous attendees have feedback:

‘This training is perfect for my role -in facilitating new assessments and I am thankful for participating in MI training’

‘Really enjoyed this course.  Reflection on own practice – a lot of thought provoking areas that i need to change.  e.g. using more open questions compared to closed’

‘Mindful communication, person centred, empathetic.. all of the MI techniques and the spirit! All of the training was helpful, particularly as it was very interactive. Breakout rooms were helpful’

Places are limited please book early to avoid disappointment!