Motivational Interviewing for Children’s Services Practitioners

Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a framework for social work practice makes sense. They share similar principles in that it is consistent with the core values of social work. It encourages the use of an interpersonal style that is compassionate, collaborative, positive, and reflect a caring approach to working with families.

Target Audience

Our unique two-day programme is for anyone who works directly with families and wants to enhance their practice.

Learning Objectives

By attending this half-day introductory programme, you should be able to:

  • Understand and explain MI and its theoretical application to social work with children and families
  • Describe the principles of the family safeguarding model and MI relevance
  • Develop a working knowledge of the change process
  • Discuss MI’s Core Spirit and Principles
  • Understand strategies used for Evoking Change Talk
  • Become familiar with the 4 MI processes
  • Confidently discuss and ready to apply MI’s Core Skills
  • Consider barriers or factors impacting on motivation to change
  • Recognise the client’s readiness to change
  • Recognise and integrate MI into practice /work with children and their families.
  • Prepare a theory of change model to evaluate the effectiveness of your practice.

We provide supporting resources to supplement the insights and knowledge gained from attending.