Motivational interviewing for speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 16/07/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Helen Gerolaki

Motivational Interviewing is a short-term, empathic and practical counselling approach used to support change. It helps us as therapists explore and resolve ambivalence with our clients, while motivating them to make changes in a manner congruent with the client’s own values and concerns. This skills-based workshop will introduce you to a range of motivational interviewing techniques and give you the opportunity to practise them in a safe environment. The course is suitable for speech and language therapists working with any types of client group, carers and families.


What is the course about?

Speech and language therapists who are supporting clients to successfully change might often find clients' ambivalence to change an obstacle in their work. Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills focus on exploring and resolving ambivalence while supporting change in a manner congruent with the person’s own values and concerns. MI skills centre on collaborative conversations between the therapist and the client seeking to evoke and strengthen the person’s own motivation and commitment to change.

What will we cover?

The key three elements of Motivational Interviewing:
1. Collaboration vs. Confrontation
2. Drawing out ideas from the clients vs. imposing ideas on the client
3. Client’s autonomy vs. Authority of professional
The principles of Motivational Interviewing
The cycle of change
Motivational Interviewing skills and strategies for eliciting self motivational statements from patients.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Have an awareness of the principles of Motivational Interviewing
Understand the cycle of change as a framework for assessing motivation to change.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This workshop is suitable for speech and language therapists who would like to increase client motivation.
To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
-Take part in group discussions and role play
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The workshop will be mixture of whole group and small group work. Whilst there will be some input on theory, the workshop will be primarily experiential with considerable time to practise skills and to give and receive feedback. The tutor will also give feedback. We would like you to be willing to use some of your own personal material during the course, to give and receive feedback and to do some limited reading before the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. We will send you some short introductory texts to read prior to attending the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you chose to do further training and courses on similar professional development topics your tutor will signpost you to various options that might be available.

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Course Code: XS510

Tue, day, 16 Jul - 16 Jul '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £109.00
Senior fee: £109.00
Concession: £109.00

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