This course is designed to help line staff that work with individuals that may lack motivation to change negative situations. Motivational interviewing focuses on giving you the skills to establish a collaborative approach to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change. This two-day course teaches the basics of motivational interviewing. You will learn how to form a collaborative, person-centered approach that strengthens motivation to change.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- Identify the key concepts involved in motivational interviewing.
- Identify, examine and resolve an individual’s lack of motivation in changing negative behavior.
- Work in a collaborative approach to foster change.
- Understand approaches to expressing empathy.
- Understand how to use open ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS).
Competencies: Coaching; Mentoring
Intended Audience: Public sector employees that work with the public in some type of counseling relationship.