Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based, client-centered approach that elicits behavioral changes by assisting individuals explore and resolve ambivalence. Research has shown this approach to be helpful with a wide spectrum of client populations and issues.
Participants will acquire a solid base of M.I. Theory, explore M.I. spirit, investigate opening strategies, intervention traps, negotiate resistance, develop and integrate skills and techniques to progress competency. This workshop will benefit professionals working with people where behavior change would be favorable.
Trainer: Brian Foley has worked in the addiction field for over 30 years. He is involved in counselling, group work, supervision and training. He was a member of the Community Reinforcement Steering Committee upon its launch and was the Community Detoxification Broker for the Ballymun area. Brian completed his Motivational Interviewing Training in Spain, in 1999, he facilitates the M.I Module of the Diploma in Community Drugs Work, U.C.D. and has provided numerous workshops on Addiction related issues. He is a member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland, a member of The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and an accredited supervisor.
Course awarded 12 CPD points with Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.