Motivational Interviewing - Level 1 - 30th April & 14th May & 21st May 2024 Details

Motivational Interviewing - Level 1 - 30th April & 14th May & 21st May 2024

Motivational Interviewing - Level 1 - 30th April & 14th May & 21st May 2024

The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to SLTs in the publicly funded healthcare service only.

Participants must commit to attend ALL 3 half days. 

30th April 09:30 - 13:00; 14th May 09:30 - 13:00 AND 21st May 09:30 - 13:00. 

This is an interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland (SCI) the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW), the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).

Rationale:

Motivational interviewing (MI) adopts a person-centred approach that works by identifying and mobilising the service users/patient’s intrinsic values and goals to stimulate behaviour change. Motivation to change is elicited from the service user/patient, rather than imposed from without, thereby reducing defensive responses to interventions/treatment plans.

A multitude of clinical trials demonstrate that MI is more effective for improving health and eliciting long term behaviour change, than traditional treatment approaches (Rubak, Sandbaek, Lauritzen & Christensen, 2005). Moreover, studies demonstrate it is an effective approach for health and social care professions engaged with service user/patient groups presenting with varied needs (Miller et al., 2011). Improvements have been demonstrated in numerous health and social care settings. Using MI as a behavioural change method as part of a whole systems approach can impact on health inequalities, premature deaths, and health improvement.

Course Aims: 

This two-day course (over three half days) introduces participants to the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing, with a strong focus on practical application. Participants will be sent pre-course material beforehand.


• Discuss the theory and principles of Motivational Interviewing
• Describe the processes of Motivational Interviewing
• Utilise Core Motivational Interviewing skills.
• Guide clients towards change
• Offer advice and information in a way that promotes change.
• Understand the language of change.

Course Provider:

The course provider is MindAware Consultancy Limited, a company specialising in training in Cognitive Behavioural Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. All trainers hold Postgraduate Degrees in Health or Social Care as well as counselling/psychotherapy qualifications. They are all trained in the use of CBT in a range of Health and Social Care settings. Additionally, they all have more than 15 years clinical experience and very significant expertise in education and training.

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If you are registering your interest for this course:

  • This course is open to IASLT members and non-members.
  • As this course is funded by the NHSCP office, for prioritisation you must be working in a  publicly funded health service
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the training course fulfils a CPD need identified as part of their own CPD planning.
  • You must commit to attending the entire day.
  • You must observe the cancellation policy.

This event has a limited number of places, the cost per attendee is significantly subsidised by funding from the National HSCP Office, applicants must give a minimum 10 days notice of cancellation, by emailing kathleencpdadmin@iaslt.ie

This notice is required so that we can reallocate cancelled places.

Failure to give 10 days notice will result in:

  • Exclusion from further HSE funded CPD events for minimum 12 months.
  • Requirement to reimburse the FULL cost of the course.

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