Motivational Interviewing

Change is hard. Many times we find ourselves resistant to change. Even change we want to meet personal goals and need for our own well-being. We see this same difficulty in our consumers.  Motivational Interviewing is a communication technique that is used to assist a person to clarify and focus on achieving specific goals.

Harvey Wells, a distinguished Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, will introduce the use of Motivational Interviewing to promote engagement with reluctant learners. He will review the efficacy of traditional approaches to change and explain the role of motivation in changing health behavior. During this online course, Mr. Wells identifies tools and techniques that can be utilized as well as show the application of motivational interviewing through video demonstrations. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  1. Explore our experiences of trying to change our own health behaviors
  2. Review traditional approaches to get people to change their behaviors
  3. Explain the role of motivation in changing (or not changing) health behaviors
  4. List the principles that underpin Motivational Interviewing
  5. Describe the strategies used in Motivational Interviewing


Payment: Credit card payment or Government Purchase Order must be received 7 days prior to start date. If you have any problems when trying to pay for the course, contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 for further assistance.

Registration Deadline: Registration will be closed 7 days prior to training commencement.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to training to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of training. Please fax cancellation to (940) 565-3960 or email

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