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Training for Those Working with Substance Users


Motivational Interviewing (for substance users)

Usual course length: 2-3 days

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Clarifying what MI is & the situations in which it can be used
  • Explaining why ‘confrontational’ methods are held to be unhelpful, from this point of view
  • Understanding the role of ambivalence in motivation and decision making
  • Creating a motivational atmosphere, asking motivational questions & processing the answers
  • Strategies for working with ‘resistance’ and ‘denial’
  • Assessing MI's relevance to your own work through case-studies and practice
All our our Substance Use courses are mapped to the relevant DANOS Units.