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This course equips delegates with the skills to use Motivational Interviewing (MI) with the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model for best outcomes.
The training has given me new language and strategies to use with the families that I work with, in a relaxed approach. The training was so helpful in that it felt like it was full of various different creative ways of working in “the real world”. I absolutely loved the training and the trainers. It was very inspiring.
Family Support Worker, Strengthening Families,
Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire.
MI is based on the premise that people are not always at a stage of readiness to change behaviours, which are perceived by themselves or others to be problematic.
Often, individuals are resistant to changing their behaviour if the behaviour change emphasis is being imposed upon them or if they can not see value for themselves in making the change. These groups may typically deny there is a problem. For instance, there may be strong factors influencing a person’s choice to maintain behaviour that is seen by others to be problematic, such as peer approval for risk-taking behaviour or disruptive behaviour which may mask learning difficulties.
At this stage asking the young person to recognise that there is a problem with their behaviour does not normally work. Phrases such as, “Think about how your parents feel!” or, “Can’t you see how this makes your teachers angry?” may actually increase resistance from a young person and this can mean that it is difficult for the adult facilitator to develop a supportive relationship with them.
The Transtheoretical Model of Change proposed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1982), following studies of over 300 psychotherapeutic interventions, identified a series of stages that people pass through when changing their behaviour.
The Motivational Interviewing resources provided in this training will support staff to understand where their client is in the model of change and how to use the Solution Focused language to help them to the next stage of change.
The training will also introduce staff to how the Solution Focused language and questioning might be used to help children, young people, adults and families to explore and problem-solve behavioural issues and help to facilitate movement through the stages of change.
Following the training, the designated team will be able to use the combined Approach with even the most resistant Groups.
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