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Professional course

Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Lifestyle Changes

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZZSWH203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Richard Edwards

Page last updated 2 November 2017

Introduction

During the Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Lifestyle Changes level 3 (UZZSWH203) module you will:

  • Describe the process of change from a patient and professional perspective, and its application to Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe the stages of Motivational Interviewing, the relational foundation, focusing, change talk and future planning.
  • Discuss where a client may be situated in the process of change and have an understanding of the appropriate interventions.
  • Review the principles, theory, adaptations and application of motivational interviewing  to clinical work.
  • Demonstrate motivational interviewing skills.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base for Motivational Interviewing and its impact on lifestyle change.

If undertaking the Masters level Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Lifestyle Changes (UZZRWT-20-M) module you will be asked:

  • To demonstrate motivational interviewing skills.
  • To critically discuss which behaviours MI can be applied the process of change, and its application to Motivational Interviewing.
  • Critically analyse the stages of Motivational Interviewing, the relational foundation, focusing, change talk and future planning.
  • Discuss where a client may be situated in the process of change and have an understanding of the appropriate interventions.
  • Critically review the principles, theory, adaptations and application of motivational interviewing  to clinical work.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence base for Motivational Interviewing and its impact on lifestyle change.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

Level 3

BSc(Hons) Professional Development
BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
BSc (Hons) Professional Studies

Masters level

MSc Advanced Practice
MSc Specialist Practice
MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

Change Processes
Overview of the stages of change model, (Prochaska and DiClemente (1998), change and motivation, engaging service users and carers in the process, joint working between Social Services and the National Health Services.

Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy
Principles and theoretical basis for Motivational Interviewing, styles of working, the therapeutic alliance, techniques, goals and evidence base for working with addictions, eating disorders, forensic work and in mental health promotion.

Specialist Applications
Working with specialist user groups: focusing interventions and techniques to applying techniques to the needs of individuals with long term conditions, lifestyle, addictions, eating disorders, forensic issues and to integrating MI within overall plans of care.

Health Promotion and Relapse Prevention
Collaborative working, techniques of relapse prevention, maintenance and termination of contact, supervision issues, outcome measurement.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which will include:

  • Practice MI skills
  • Videoing of MI practice
  • Workshops
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning

Those learning outcomes not individually mapped to the module assessment will be assessed formatively within the module delivery.

Assessment

Level 3
The assessment will include a 15 minute recorded video of two interactions demonstrating core communication strategies and eliciting and responding to change talk.

Plus a 1000 word supporting paper which will discuss and evaluate the underpinning principles and theory of motivational interviewing and your application to working with a clinical example of behaviour change.

Masters level
The assessment will include a 15 minute recorded video of two interactions demonstrating core communication strategies and eliciting and responding to change talk.

Plus a 1000 word supporting paper which will critically evaluate the underpinning principles and theory of motivational interviewing and your application to working with a clinical example of behaviour change. It will consider service innovation and personal development.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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