Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing refers to any conversation about changing healthcare behaviour. It aims to explore and resolve ambivalence, provide a direction for change & strengthen a person’s personal motivation. The communication skills for building rapport, demonstrating empathy, gathering and giving information were covered in Module 1 (Making Connections) and Module 2 (Core Consultation Skills).  During this module we are consolidating that learning with more in-depth teaching and practice sessions on the communication principles and skills for motivational interviewing.

Leaflet

Motivational interviewing (PDF, size 890 KB, 2 pages)

Patient stories

Motivational interviewing (Brightcove.com)

Skills card

Motivational interviewing (PDF, 1.15 MB, 15 pages)

Videos

Communication skills for Motivational interviewing (Brightcove.com)

Motivational interviewing skills demonstration

Watch the video clip

Read the skills debrief sheet