Brian is a key part of the tutoring team at The Greenane Centre delivering the motivational interviewing module on our Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. There is no doubt Brian has such a passion and belief in this model which is so very evident in how he delivers the content. His style of facilitation is extremely engaging with a fine balance between theory and the practical application of same, he held the group safely, challenged when appropriate in order to expand participants knowledge. Brian’s ability to impart the spirit of MI is commendable, somewhat contagious and extremely motivating! All materials were sent to participants in a timely manner, the training manual provided and additional resources were relevant, accessible and easy to understand a fine accompaniment to the training, which really helped to consolidate participants learning. I am very much aware of and appreciative the amount of work and time Brian put into the training delivered and course materials. I look forward to our continued working relationship and spreading the spirit of MI.
Liz Quish BA (Hons), MSc
The Greenane Centre
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated being in your course these past couple of weeks. The content of the lessons were highly engaging, they were very well paced and planned and involved many opportunities for us to learn from each other. You created a very comfortable space, gently corrected us when we were a bit off target and infused some humour along the way. You cultivated a great sense of community and a fantastic learning atmosphere. Can’t wait to continue learning more about MI and pursue more levels of training! Thank you so much.
Vice-Principal at Jakarta International School
Brian has delivered two MI courses via Zoom that we provided for workers in local community groups. The feedback from those who took part has been overwhelmingly positive.
The structure of the training, materials provided and pacing were all excellent and it is clear that a lot of thought and preparation went into planning to create such an engaging and stimulating online course.
Participants learned a lot and also really enjoyed the training. It is testament to Brian’s facilitation skills that he managed to create such a great group dynamic online. The training was truly participative, with plenty of small group exercises and the chance for discussion and reflection. Brian was very skilful in making the training relevant for a diverse group of participants with different experiences and needs.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Brian as an inspirational and gifted Motivational Interviewing trainer.
Bray Area Partnership Communications Officer
“I just wanted to thank you for your superb delivery and engaging methods over our zoom course in the last three weeks. It cannot be easy trying to gauge the level of concentration and interest through a screen. Also with the numbers involved, I really like the way that you paced the topics and drew people in through the follow up discussions. You are by far the most engaging online host I have encountered throughout this Covid period. It is clear that you have put a huge amount of thought and preparation work into each session and it shows. Thanks again for creating such a pleasant learning forum for this stage of our MI journey in the current climate.”
Killinarden School Completion Programme Co-ordinator
“The group supervision is an excellent resource for the staff to process and work through challenging client issues in a confidential and safe environment. There is also room for emotional issues arising between the team to be aired and distilled. Though the staff find the group challenging at times, the feedback I receive is that it is worthwhile and a long term investment.”
Care After Prison
“I highly recommend Brian to facilitate Motivational Interviewing training. Brian is an expert in his field and has excellent facilitation skills while always creating an open environment for exploration and learning.
Brian is always very professional, reliable and our staff have found him extremely engaging during training.”
Training Officer, Foróige
“Brian has been providing MI training to the GYDPS since 2014. Brain has an extensive knowledge of MI and he is extremely professional in his work. Brian is an experienced facilitator has the ability to connect with the participants and support them to explore how they can best use MI within their individual practices.”
The GYDP Best Practice Development Team
“Brian Foley has delivered Motivational Interviewing training on behalf of Tusla Education Support Service. Feedback from participants has been overwhelming positive, citing it as engaging, practical as well as hugely beneficial to their diverse roles. Brian is professional in all his dealings, and accommodating to the different professional backgrounds in the training room.
I would highly recommend Brian Foley for the delivery of engaging, practical and inspirational training in Motivational Interviewing.”
SCP CPD Manager
“A true advocate of motivational interviewing practises. Confident and competent training delivery, that is facilitated to the highest quality standard.”