Interviewing Introductory Workshop
Facilitator: Colin O’Driscoll
Timeframe: 2 days
Participants will acquire an awareness of the specific components of motivational Interviewing including the
Spirit, Principles and Techniques. They will get opportunity to practice.
The workshop emphasises and applies the theory and practice of Motivational
Interviewing as an evidence based treatment approach.
Throughout the workshop various
methods will be used to facilitate learning, including lecture format (with PowerPoint presentation),
demonstration of techniques, video presentation, diad and triad exercises and feedback.
Ø Rolling with resistance
Ø Avoiding argumentation
Ø Expressing empathy
Ø Supporting self-efficacy
Ø Open-ended questions
Ø Reflections (simple and complex)
Ø Change talk v’s Sustain talk
Ø Commitment Language
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