This course is based on the latest edition of Miller and Rollnick's book, Motivational Interviewing.

  • Evidence-based Therapy

    Basically, it’s a way of having a conversation about change. You will learn how to support a person’s changes in diet, smoking, substance abuse, exercise, and medication usage; and how to generate motivation in people who are not motivated.

  • Learn by watching

    Motivational Interviewing skills are explained and demonstrated with easy to follow videos. Learn how to help your clients form a constructive plan for change; and how to constructively respond to a client’s resistance to change.

  • Bonus material

    Receive a free downloadable, 8-page reference booklet that details the elements of MI, the four core skills, how to use O-A-R-S, how to recognise DARN statements and examples of Evocative questions.

Course curriculum

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  • 1


    • Meet Melanie and Sandra

    • Your Motivational Interviewing Handbook

    • Welcome to Country

    • VIDEO: How to use this course

  • 2

    Conversational Styles

    • What Is Motivational Interviewing?

    • Different conversational styles

    • Conversational Styles

    • The Righting Reflex

    • The Righting Reflex

  • 3

    The basics of Motivational Interviewing

    • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

    • Using the spirit of Motivational Interviewing

    • Elements of the spirit of Motivational Interviewing

    • What does evocation mean in Motivational Interviewing?

    • The method of Motivational Interviewing

    • Eliciting change talk

    • The 4 core skills of Motivational Interviewing

  • 4


    • Connecting with the person

    • Listening

  • 5

    Communication skills

    • Open Ended Questions

    • Affirming

    • Reflection

    • Summarising

    • What is the correct order of the 4 steps in the method of Motivational Interviewing?

    • O - A - R - S Demonstrated

    • What does the acronym O-A-R-S stand for?

  • 6


    • Exploring a person’s goals

    • Focusing

    • 3 styles of focusing

    • Offering information and advice

  • 7


    • Evoking to elicit change

    • Change talk

    • Listening for D-A-R-N statements

    • What does the acronym D-A-R-N stand for?

    • Scale questions

    • Asking Evocative Questions

  • 8

    Change Talk

    • Responding to change talk using O-A-R-S

    • Responding to sustain talk

    • Sustain Talk

    • Strengthening a person’s confidence to change

    • What to do when there is little or no motivation for change?

  • 9


    • Transition from evoking to planning

    • Developing a Change Plan

    • Roadblocks

    • Commitment to Change

  • 10

    Supporting change

    • How will you support change?

    • Motivational Interviewing in practice

    • Example of Motivational Interviewing

    • Motivational Interviewing Preparation Prayer

    • Congratulations on completing this course!

Enrol today!

Based on the latest edition of Miller & Rollnicks Motivational Interviewing theories, this course gives you the opportunity to gain a full understanding of MI, and all the tools you will need to use to incorporate MI in your role.