An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a type of talking therapy that strengthens people’s own motivation and commitment to change by using collaborative conversation to explore people’s own reasons for change.

The rationale for this approach is that people are more likely to change if they have been encouraged to make their own decisions to do this.

This two-day introductory course will introduce you to the principles and underlying spirit of MI.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the basic principles of MI
  • Become familiar with the fundamental spirit of MI
  • Know about the effectiveness of MI
  • Directly experience an MI approach and contrast it with other approaches
  • Know the practical guidelines for using MI
  • Gain direct experience and initial practice of MI
  • Learn the processes used within MI sessions.


Dates:  11 & 12 July 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Robin Park Indoor Sports Complex, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UL


Dates:  23 & 24 August 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0LG


Dates: 18 & 19 September 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Seminar Room 2 and Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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