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Motivational Interviewing Course

Motivational Interviewing,
and how to use it effectively.

Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Motivational Interviewing training courses in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only Motivational Interviewing training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.

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Executive Summary:

Motivational Interviewing describes an organised way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them. Principally it addresses behaviour about which the client has mixed feelings: drinking and substance misuse for example, but a surprising array of common mental and physical health problems as well. Issues from taking psychoactive medication through to eating more healthily can all be addressed using motivational interviewing.

This course is based on the latest edition of Miller and Rollnick's book so covers the four broad components of skill, namely: Knowledge and Spirit, Engaging, Focusing and Evoking, and Planning and Integration. In addition it looks at the relationship between Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change (the work of DiClemente et al). And finally it covers how to develop your Motivational Interviewing skills and practise after the course.

Attend the course as an individual, or we can bring the 3-day course to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people, or you or your colleagues may be able to be trained to roll out the course in your organisation under license.

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.

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

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 Subjects:

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 and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

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.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

Live and interactive online course, Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  3-5 Nov 2020
  8-10 Feb 2021
  5-7 July 2021

Price: £320 plus VAT per person (The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.)
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including 45 minutes for lunch.)

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Option 2: Online Anytime course

Engaging and relevant online course, attend from your home or workplace at times convenient to you.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.)

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

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

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £288 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: Online Anytime course:

Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund for those that don’t complete for any reason.)

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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.

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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.

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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 six runnings of our Motivational Interviewing training.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our Motivational Interviewing courses have 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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Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively: A Motivational Interviewing course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively
Category Motivational Interviewing
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating (9.9/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location(s) Onsite Course Venue: Various (at your organisation)
Open Course Venue: College Court Conference Centre
Online Course Venue: APT Distance Learning Classroom
Access Modes Onsite, Online, Open
Onsite Course Onsite Course Booking Form
Online Course Online Course Details & Registration
Open Course Open Course Booking Form
Upcoming open training dates: 03/11/2020
08/02/2021
To be confirmed
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code MOT002
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