training program is an introduction to Motivational
Interviewing for counselors and
therapists. Motivational Interviewing
(MI) is an approach that helps
individuals find their own motivations for making life changes.
This approach is based on the understanding that each person’s situation is unique, with different life experiences and levels of motivation. By engaging with the client and building a relationship, the practitioner helps the client become aware of problems, risks and consequences. Unlike conventional psychotherapy, MI can be described as goal-oriented communication with a specific focus on statements about change.
Motivational Interviewing has been shown to be very effective in helping individuals who are in crisis, including refugees, the homeless, and the formerly incarcerated. You can read more about this approach here.
The course will be designed after your specific needs. It takes a practical approach to Motivational Interviewing, covering both theory and processes, so that participants gain the skills they need to help motivate and empower individuals. Based on your organization’s needs, these are some of the themes that the course will cover:
What is Motivational Interviewing? What is change?
Perspectives: How people make changes
Motivational Interviewing: An approach not a method
Engagement: Building trust and relationships
Focus: The importance of strategies and objectives
Evoking: Preparing for change
Planning: The bridge to change
Practice: Learning MI through experience
next step: The individual’s decision to change
In addition to the theoretical sections, significant time will be spent in the course on exercises and practical sessions where participants have the opportunity to practice Motivational Interviewing.
The course is held by Ulf Lidman, educated in the United States with two master's programs, one in cross-cultural crisis management and one in life view and relationship therapy. Ulf has over 30 years of experience in working with people in crisis. Between the East, Africa, the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal and Spain are the areas where he worked. Ulf has a cutting edge competence in which he integrates cross-cultural crisis management with motivational talks and crisis support. If you are interested in this course, please use the contact form.
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