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Motivational Interviewing Course

Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change.

Available as 3-day, 2-day, and online courses, or a 1-day briefing. The reason we created this input is that Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change provide such an organised, systematic and powerful way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them. This is so important for so many professionals, whether working with substance misuse, health problems such as over weight, or 'traditional' mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.

You can attend the APT-Accredited course live in Leicester or online, or we can bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people, or you or your colleagues can be trained to roll out the course in your organisation under license.

APT is the UK's leading independent provider of Motivational Interviewing training.

Executive Summary:

Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change provide an organised and systematic way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them.

Prochaska, Norcross and DiClemente describe the Stages of Change through which people progress if they are to change their behaviour or emotional responses. Miller and Rollnick describe Motivational Interviewing techniques which lend themselves superbly to the task of helping clients through those stages.

We believe that a course on Motivational Interviewing is incomplete without proper consideration of the Stages of Change, and vice versa. So this course aims to acquaint participants with both the Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing techniques and, specifically, to show how Motivational Interviewing techniques apply to moving people through the stages of change.

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Who should attend?

People who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Groups of professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings, have a significant degree of clinical skill, and wish to become proficient in motivational interviewing and the stages of change.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to develop a unified level of proficiency in motivational interviewing and the stages of change.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others working in a variety of settings including: Substance Misuse, Forensic, Adult Mental Health, and Children & Adolescents.

Course Aims:

What this course will do for you. You will...

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I access this training?

Option 1: We come and run a course or briefing in your organisation:

We bring this course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee and up to 15 people can attend. You can organise as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to train.

Alternatively we can provide you with a 1-day briefing with no maximum number of delegates.

The fee for the 3-day course is £4,390 plus VAT, inclusive
The fee for the 2-day course is £3,250 plus VAT, inclusive.
The fee for the 1-day briefing is £50 plus VAT / person, with a minimum fee of £1,750 plus VAT

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Attend the course live in Leicester:

Attend the 3-day course on one of the following dates:

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF. (Leicester is in the centre of England, approximately 1 hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham.)

Cost: £425 plus VAT per person and the fee covers: the tuition, the course workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, and all the benefits listed under 'What you receive as a result of attending the training', above.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: Study the course online:

Suitable for individuals or groups of professionals or whole departments / organisations. This course is available to study online - this is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality input and develop your professional knowledge at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. Click here for more information about APT online training.

To purchase this course online, click the button:

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links

Motivational Interviewing  ❯

Motivational Interviewing and how to use it effectively  ❯

Motivational Interviewing & The Stages of Change  ❯

Using The Stages of Change Model in Clinical Practice  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 97%

*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Motivational Interviewing course has received.

"Brilliant. Approachable, clear, kept me motivated for 3 days (an impossibility!). Best course I've been on in 18 years on the job."

"I feel that this has been the best training course I have been on so far in my professional career in terms of its relevance to my current practice and enhancement of my existing skills."

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