People who use drugs often find making decisions to change aspects of their drug-taking behaviour very difficult, even when it is clearly causing harm.
A key task for workers is to support clients through ambivalence, and help them to make decisions that are right for them in their current situation. Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach designed for such situations.
- To understand the concept of motivation and how it relates to a model of behaviour change
- To improve skills when assessing a drug user's motivation
- To improve interventions with drug users who are resistant to changing risk behaviour
- To improve interviewing and counselling skills to promote the client's wish to change
After successfully being trialed with a service in Birmingham this course is now being made available with an online delivery option to allow services to continue to receive staff training during COVID 19 restrictions. Please complete the Group Booking form
or for more details.