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Principles and Techniques of Motivational Interviewing

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10 CPD hours / points
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The power of motivation is often underestimated, yet it is one of the most powerful tools we have to transform our lives. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered approach that harnesses the power of motivation to facilitate change and transformation. Our Principles and Techniques of Motivational Interviewing course is designed to unlock this power within you. Through a series of modules, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Motivational Interviewing course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the principles and theories of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Learn skills and strategies to engage clients in the process of change.
  • Gain knowledge of the stages of change and how to adapt MI techniques accordingly.
  • Develop the ability to maintain and strengthen MI skills over time.
  • Explore the use of MI in various healthcare settings.
  • Understand the potential benefits and challenges of group-based Motivational Interviewing.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Welcome to our Principles and Techniques of Motivational Interviewing course. Motivation is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve our goals and transform our lives. In this course, we will explore the principles and theories of Motivational Interviewing, a client-centered approach that aims to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.

Through a series of modules, we will delve into the core concepts of MI, including the principles, skills, and strategies used to facilitate change. We will explore the stages of change, from precontemplation to action, and how to adapt MI techniques to each stage. We will also examine the different theories that underpin MI, including self-determination theory and cognitive-behavioral theory.

This Motivational Interviewing course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in MI, as well as skills and strategies that you can use to engage your clients in the process of change. You will learn how to develop and maintain MI skills over time, and how to apply MI techniques in various healthcare settings. By the end of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the perils and possibilities of group-based MI.

Join us on this transformative journey of self-discovery and motivation.

Who is this course for?

The target audience for the Motivational Interviewing course is:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Counsellors and therapists
  • Social workers
  • Anyone interested in learning about Motivational Interviewing

Career path

This Motivational Interviewing course will help you to pursue a range of career paths, such as:

  • Addiction counselor: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Mental health counselor: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Social worker: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Clinical psychologist: £35,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Psychotherapist: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Health coach: £25,000 - £45,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A Physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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