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LP10564: Motivational interviewing

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PF 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Portfolio (2400 words) (PF 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to introduce students to an effective model of motivation and behaviour change for people with substance use disorders. It will develop students' understanding of the concepts, rationale and application of this model in a range of settings and review the evidence for effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing. Students will explore the practice and application of Motivational Interviewing through demonstration and role play with the objective of enabling students to implement and integrate MI into their practice.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit, students will be able to:
* Explain the key concepts informing Motivational Interviewing.
* Understand the utility of Motivational Interviewing in their particular work setting.
* Demonstrate basic competence in the practical application of MI.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the key research evidence for the effectiveness of the model. Skills:Intellectual
* Evaluate research data [TA]
* Competent use of MI skills at an introductory level [TA]
* Apply appropriate interventions to assist clients affiliate and make use of social support and other resources [TA]
Key Skills
* Using IT to find, communicate and manage information [T]
* Essay writing [TA]
* Working with others [TA]

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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10564 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)