Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Date and time
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09.00 -
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17.00

Enterprise Centre and One Friar Gate Square, Derby

Please note the event will take place over two days at two different locations, please see details below:

Day 1 Wednesday 8 May 2019

University of Derby
Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

Day 2 Wednesday 22 May 2019

One Friar Gate Square
4-6 Agard Street

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This interactive 2 day workshop is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about Motivational Interviewing and gaining additional practice with feedback.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a communication method increasingly used within health care settings. The skills employed can be used in a broad range of context such as rehabilitation, pain management, health care, criminal justice, education, lifestyle change and addiction counselling.

This course will:

You'll develop an understanding of the principles and ‘spirit’ of MI by exploring themes such as:

You will reflect on what motivates or hinders people around change. By the end of the course you will be able to use MI skills to support change by building rapport, evoking change talk, helping people explore and resolve ambivalence, moving towards taking action.

Lunch, handouts & a certificate of attendance will be provided for participants.

The workshop will be highly participative in style. A mixture of didactic presentation, small group discussion, DVDs, demonstration and skills practice will aid adult learning, enabling participants to gain experience through demonstration and practice. The general plan of each day is as follows, please see agenda below:


9.15am Registration, Tea and Coffee
9.30am Session 1: Skill building and practice
12.30pm Lunch
1.15pm Session 2: Skill building and practice
4.15pm Reflections
4.30pm Close


The cost is £200 for the 2 day workshop and includes all refreshments and lunch.

How to apply

To book your place on this 2 Day workshop, please complete the booking form below. You will then receive a link to make an online payment. Once your payment has been received your place will be confirmed via email.

*Please note, in order to run this workshop, a minimum number of twelve delegates are required. Therefore, we suggest that until you are notified by email that the course is going ahead, you hold off making any transport arrangements or booking accommodation.

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Getting to the venue

The first day of the workshop will be held at the University of Derby's Enterprise Centre. Located in the heart of the East Midlands, our venue is just minutes from Derby train station and only a short distance from the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

The second day of the workshop will be held at the University of Derby's One Friar Gate Square, located in very close proximity to the Enterprise Centre.

By Car - Driving directions to our venue are avilable by downloading our Enterprise Centre Directions PDF. Free onsite parking is available for both of the days, however this is limited. We will be in touch closer the date of the event to give you an opportunity to secure an onsite parking space.

By Rail - The closest train station is Derby train station; this is approximately 2.5 miles from the Enterprise Centre and will take 10-15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively you can catch the Number 6 Uni Bus which departs from outside the main entrance of the train station and will take you to Bridge Street bus stop directly outside the venue, this service starts at 8am and a single trip will cost £2. Please see this link for further information.

Future Dates

Another 'Introduction to Motivational Interviewing' workshop will be taking place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th of November 2019 at the Enterprise Centre.

The booking form is not available yet however if you would like to be added to the interest list for this workshop, please email conference@derby.ac.uk.

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