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Motivational Interviewing
Thursday 7th February 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm

This course will be run as whole day training, with four one hour follow up coaching sessions. There is an additional charge of £75 for follow up coaching.


Who it is for:

Behaviour leads, pastoral managers, heads of year, form tutors, behaviour and learning mentors, attendance officers, family support workers.

Areas Covered:

  • To develop skills for working with young people and parents who are disengaged, disaffected and/or 'hard to reach' and engaging them in a process of self-motivated change
  • Motivational interviewing is a highly effective and evidence based approach for intervening with individuals who are ambivalent and/or resistant to change
  • It provides a set of theoretical tools for accessing, eliciting and supporting an individual's commitment to self-motivated change

Course Outcomes:

  • To understand the theory of motivational interviewing and the stages for change model
  • To develop skills for engaging and motivating change
  • To be able to use the stages for change model to assess an individual's readiness for change
  • To identify relevent skills and tasks for working with an individual relevent to their stage for change

Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2140
Date: Thursday 7th February 2019
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: £120 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£150 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Trainers: Paul Riddick
Location: City Hall/Collegiate House or School/Setting
College Street, Leicester, LE2 0JX
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