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New developments in Motivational Interviewing with Professor Stephen Rollnick – 7 CPD Hours

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This is a one-off opportunity to hear about the latest developments in Motivational Interviewing (MI) from one of the co-founders, Professor Stephen Rollnick, who has a keen eye on both practical challenges and new directions. This is not just a routine workshop but a challenging and enjoyable masterclass for both newcomers and those more familiar with MI.

Prof Paul Grantham, Director and Founder of SDS Seminars says:

There are very few “Founder-Creators” of the major psychotherapies who are still around; and even fewer – who you can still personally train with.

Professor Stephen Rollnick is one of the very few.

With Bill Miller he developed Motivational Interviewing (MI) in the early 1990s and helped shape a worldwide psychotherapeutic movement. It became and still is THE main therapeutic approach to helping people change when their motivation is poor. Its research evidence base is huge (over a 1000 RCTs) and its enormous value has been highlighted in a wide range of fields.

These include the traditional fields of Substance Misuse (from opiate dependency to nicotine addiction) and Health Behaviour Change (Weight loss and Exercise compliance). However, it has now also been incorporated into such diverse fields as Sports Psychology, CBT, and Coaching; whilst target problem areas have expanded to cover childhood behavioural problems, most mental health problems as well as performance and stress issues at work. It is also one of the few behaviour or personal change approaches that has tracked through differential effects across different cultural groups across the world.

Stephen Rollnick is leading a unique Masterclass on the future of Motivational Interviewing: where it is now and where it’s going. It is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the Co-Founder of this field the latest developments and how you can be a part of taking it forward.

Who is it for?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a “newbie” or a ‘MINTY’ with decades of MI experience, this is an event where everyone will benefit. Equally it will be applicable to you, no matter whether you are a health professional, counsellor, CBT therapist, psychologist, coach, staff manager, or working in the education field.

You cannot afford to miss out on this unique opportunity. We are certain that in years to come the question “Were you there at Steve Rollnick’s 2020 Masterclass?” with become part of the MI narrative.

And remember you can be part of this unique event EITHER by joining Steve in-the-room OR alternatively via our Interactive Webcast System (IWS) – wherever you are in the world. In both instances you can not only see Steve’s presentation and ask questions but also join in any group or pair work that occurs during the day.

Issues covered include:

  • 5 Common myths about MI and enhancing motivation.
  • A new 4-process model of clinical practice.
  • The art of rapid engaging.
  • How to maximize advice-giving.
  • Working with client language about change.
  • Integration with CBT and some more radical new directions.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn and hear stories about why and how MI was developed, and where it is heading.
  • Understand what the method looks and feels like in diverse settings.
  • Explore the core skills involved and their wide range of application.
  • Practice the use of core skills in pairs and small groups.
  • Understand the importance of the change language used by clients and how to respond to this to this so that motivation to change is enhanced.
  • Clarify the personal relevance of MI to your everyday practice, including the mind-set involved, how this impacts wellbeing and how MI can be integrated with other therapies like CBT.

Course Outline

  • A wide range of learning opportunities will be provided, including mini-lectures, small group discussion, video observation, practice exercises and demonstration.
  • Why motivational interviewing? Stories, evidence & puzzles about motivation.
  • What MI is, and isn’t. Opportunities and limitations.
  • The spirit and mind-set involved: How much of a switch is this for you?
  • A new framework: Four processes – engage, focus, evoke and plan.
  • The language of change: Recognising and responding so that motivation and change are
  • Integration with everyday practice: Choices for practitioners: sharpening your use of reflection; adopting the underlying style; integration with other therapies.

Course tutor

Professor Stephen Rollnick
Professor of clinical psychology at Cardiff University, co-founder of Motivational Interviewing
Professor Stephen Rollnick is best known as a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience in service provision and in training of practitioners and an Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales, UK with a research record focused on good practice in efforts to promote change and behaviour change among patients, clients and the practitioners who serve them.

Course structure

  • Full Course Video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 7 CPD Hours