This online course is based on the latest edition of Miller and Rollnick’s book Motivational Interviewing.

An evidence-based therapy, it teaches an organised way of helping clients who are or appear to be reluctant to make changes. Basically, it’s a way of having a conversation about change. You will learn how to support a person’s changes in diet, smoking, substance abuse, exercise, medication usage, and other mental health and wellbeing concerns; how to generate motivation in people who are not motivated; how to help your clients form a constructive plan for change; and how to constructively respond to a client’s resistance to change.

What You Will Learn:

  • The 4 step process in Motivational Interviewing
  • How to effectively use the skills of O-A-R-S to engage clients
  • How to evoke a clients own motivation for change
  • An understanding of the person-centered spirit of MI
  • How to respond to ‘sustain talk’
  • How to respond to a client resisting change
  • How to achieve change without logical argument/luring
  • MI theory, the process and the practical skills

What you need to know:

  • The course consists of 9 lessons, and 35 topics (see Course Details tab).
  • A downloadable MI Reference book for ongoing reference.
  • Most lessons include a video demonstration of skills.
  • A number of quizzes to reinforce key learnings.
  • The duration is approximately 6.5 hours (or less).
  • This is not a webinar or zoom presentation, it is a self-paced online course you can access anytime that suits you.
  • You have 30 days access to complete the course.
  • A certificate is issued upon completion.

1. What is Motivational Interviewing?
2. Conversational Styles
3. The Righting Reflex

1. The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
2. Using the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
3. Elements of the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
4. The method of Motivational Interviewing
5. The 4 core skills of Motivational Interviewing

1. Connecting with the person
2. Listening

1. Open Ended Questions
2. Affirming
3. Reflection
4. Summarising
5. O-A-R-S
6. Exploring the person’s goals

1. Focusing
2. Three styles for focusing
3. Offering information and advice

1. Evoking to elicit change
2. Change talk
3. Listening for D-A-R-N statements
4. Scale Questions
5. Asking Evocative Questions

1. Responding to change talk using O-A-R-S
2. Responding to Sustain Talk
3. Strengthening a person’s confidence to change
4. What do you do when there is little or no motivation for change?

1. Transition from evoking to planning
2. Developing a Change Plan
3. Roadblocks
4. Commitment to Change

1. How will you support change?
2. Motivational Interviewing in practice