Motivational Interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

If you spend your life explaining what your service users should, could, must or need to do then this is the course for you. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication that uses a guiding/reflective style to engage with people, clarify their strengths and aspirations, and utilise their own motivations for change, and promote independence of decision making.

If this is sounding a little flowery, in a nutshell, it saves your time and you are more effective when it comes to people making decisions about themselves and working in a strength based approach.

The It’s All About People personalisation team have commissioned Et Al training to provide an interactive and memorable one day training course to support practitioners with their communication skills when speaking to people.   

About Et al


Our aim at Et al Training is to provide all Health Care Professionals working in Primary Care with memorable, creative and above all fun training events that will explain the why as well as the how in patient care.  We build confidence in all our delegates and to this end we tailor all our events specifically to our audience.  You will not find death by Powerpoint at Et al Training, but what you will find is creative and innovative delivery in your sort of language

The Motivational Interviewing  is accredited by the Personalised Care Institute. You can find us listed on the PCI website.



Motivational Interviewing Training (interactive virtual 1 day session)

The day begins with a general introduction into Motivational Interviewing before diving into each of the core skills one step at a time. At the end of each skill the tutors will demonstrate, and then hand over to you to practice in pairs, but don’t worry, there is no role play! Each day is tailored to the delegates specific needs, and the tutors will conduct their demonstrations based off the requests of the delegates. We manage this and more, all without the use of Powerpoint!

We will use memorable explanations, demonstrations, interaction in pairs and most importantly relax and have fun. The extensive wardrobe and scenery available at our large training studio allows the tutors to create characters and situations to demonstrate the topics which are pertinent to our delegates. Face to face, and telephone consultation techniques will be included.

We all think we are brilliant communicators but come and find out how to leave the responsibility where it belongs. This course has run for several years and without exception evaluates as a stunning learning experience, where you will leave knowing why you want to use MI, what MI is all about and the ability to start practising some aspects of it as soon as you leave the session.

Time to complete: 1 day from 9 - 4 (virtual via zoom)

Who is the training aimed at?
All staff/volunteers in health, social care or third/voluntary sector who work with the people of Lincolnshire.

Is this course funded?

How do I book onto it?

Dates are featured on our calendar

To book your place, please email with your name, email address, job role and organisation. Please note,places are limited.

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