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Motivational Interviewing Training Courses

Motivational Interviewing Training Courses.

The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is a leading provider of Motivational Interviewing training in the UK and Ireland. Originally aimed mainly at helping substance misuse, Motivational Interviewing (MI) targets the ability to sense 'where the patient is at' and to respond effectively. For this reason it represents fundamental clinical skills which are important to know about and to master. All of the training is accredited by APT and delegates receive the relevant level of APT’s accreditation on completing the course(s) as well as APT's downloadable resources.

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The following courses are available:

The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) provides the following training in Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively.

A 3-day course.

Based on Miller and Rollnick's latest book, this course 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.

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Motivational Interviewing Exam

APT's exam in Motivational Interviewing.

Available to everybody.

This exam is available free of charge to those who attend the APT course Motivational Interviewing, and how to use it effectively, and for a fee to those who have attended similar training from another provider.

It is a web based exam with a high pass mark of 85% and gains you Level 2 in APT accreditation of Motivational Interviewing. If you don't pass first time you can review the course material and sit it again.

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Motivational Interviewing Masterclass

The Motivational Interviewing Masterclass.

A 3-day course.

This is a course for people who have at least 6 months practice subsequent to receiving Level 3 APT-Accreditation (often much more). In lectures, the masterclass provides more depth on some of the topics in the Essentials course but is mainly focused on developing skill, based around the following components: listening to and making case presentations, watching video demos by others, role-play/real-play where you interview others and they interview you, and establishing a stable system for support and development for yourself in this area post course. The result is that you enhance your skill and technique, not just your knowledge. Successful completion also gains you APT's Level 4 accreditation in the subject.

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Where has the APT delivered training in the UK and Ireland?

The Association for Psychological Therapies has delivered training at the following locations (and more) in the British Isles.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Accreditation and FAQs 

DBT Accreditation

MI Accreditation.

The Association for Psychological Therapies offers various levels of accreditation to professionals who have completed APT training (or similar).

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DBT Accreditation


View the most frequently asked questions about Motivational Interviewing (e.g. "What is MI?" and "How does MI work?").

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