Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Lifestyle Changes

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Change Processes:
    • Overview of the stages of change model, (Prochaska and DiClemente (1998), change and motivation, engaging service users and carers in the process, joint working between Social Services and the National Health Services.
  • Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy:
    • Principles and theoretical basis for Motivational Interviewing, styles of working, the therapeutic alliance, techniques, goals and evidence base for working with addictions, eating disorders, forensic work and in mental health promotion.
  • Specialist Applications:
    • Working with specialist user groups: focusing interventions and techniques to applying techniques to the needs of individuals with long term conditions, lifestyle, addictions, eating disorders, forensic issues and to integrating MI within overall plans of care.
  • Health Promotion and Relapse Prevention:
    • Collaborative working, techniques of relapse prevention, maintenance and termination of contact, supervision issues, outcome measurement.

Delivery:

Teaching methods include practice MI skills, videoing of MI practice, workshops, lectures and seminars, enquiry based learning, case based learning.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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