This unit aims to:
* Introduce students to an effective model of motivation and behaviour change for people with substance use disorders;
* Develop students understanding of the concepts, rationale and application of this model in a range of settings;
* Review the evidence for effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing;
* Explore the practice and application of Motivational Interviewing through demonstration and role play;
* Enable students to implement and integrate MI into their practice.
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
* Explain the key concepts informing Motivational Interviewing;
* Have a knowledge of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its application to behaviour change;
* Understand the utility of Motivational Interviewing in their particular work setting;
* Demonstrate competence in the practical application of MI;
* Evaluate their current competence in using this model and identify further training needs;
* Demonstrate an understanding of the key research evidence for the effectiveness of the model.
* the use of Motivational Interviewing with this client group;
* applying appropriate interventions in order to assist clients affiliate and make use of social support and other resources;
* evaluating research data related to the effectiveness of MI for clients presenting with problems due to substance use;
* essay research, preparation and writing;
* the use of IT to find, communicate and manage information.
This unit is concerned with the development of the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques required to motivate clients change addictive behaviours. Supporting the practical element of this module is the associated research evidence which underpins the techniques used in the above processes. Students are shown how to use this information to inform and develop their clinical practice within the workplace.