|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Motivational Interviewing|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Counselling|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090701 - Psychology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Rebecca Lane
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCAD or GDCN or MPPS or GCCO or MCCO
Motivational interviewing is recognised as one of the most effective approaches to intervention with substance-using populations. Developed by Miller and Rollnick (2013) in the 1970s and ‘80s, it has evolved from its origins in addiction treatment to be widely applied in the helping professions, and with health behaviour. The motivational interviewing approach incorporates a guiding communication style and client-centred techniques, which are designed to encourage resolution of ambivalence in order to facilitate behaviour change. As an orientation towards clients and as a practical method, motivational interviewing is a core skill for working with substance-using populations.
This course is divided into three parts. The first part concerns foundation principles of motivational interviewing, and includes exploring the underlying spirit of motivational interviewing and core counselling skills required, such as using open questions and reflections. The second part of the course focuses on the four processes in the `dance' of motivational interviewing, in which you engage the client, find a direction for your work together, evoke reasons for change, and then move into planning. The final aspect of the course pertains to ethics and culture, both of which are either mandated or recommended aspects of training in the health professions. The knowledge components of the course are provided in a structured 10-module format, while the skills component is completed on an ongoing basis, leading up to submission of the assessable skills task at the end of semester.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of ambivalence and ‘sustain talk' as expected elements in the change process;
- Use the core counselling skills of motivational interviewing: asking open questions, affirming the client, reflecting and summarising;
- Apply knowledge of the four processes of motivational interviewing;
- Complete a motivational interview counselling intervention with a client;
- Critically reflect on their performance in adhering to the motivational interview framework and identify areas for improvement;
- Discuss ethical and cultural issues in the application of motivational interviewing.
|1.||Introduction to Motivational Interviewing||5.00|
|2.||Core skills of motivational interviewing||10.00|
|3.||The processes of motivational interviewing part one: engaging||15.00|
|4.||The processes of motivational interviewing part two: focusing||10.00|
|5.||The processes of motivational interviewing part three: evoking||15.00|
|6.||The processes of motivational interviewing part four: planning||10.00|
|7.||Supporting change in everyday practice||15.00|
|8.||Motivational interviewing in everyday practice||10.00|
|9.||Ethics and culture in motivational interviewing||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=COU8012)
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|Presentation||50||15||18 Mar 2021||1,2|
|Capstone: Video Assessment||100||60||03 Jun 2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Online Quiz 1||20||5||10 Jun 2021||1,2,3,6|
|Online Quiz 2||20||5||10 Jun 2021||1,2,3,6|
|Online Quiz 3||20||5||10 Jun 2021||1,2,3,6|
|Online Quiz 4||20||5||10 Jun 2021||1,2,3,6|
|Online Quiz 5||20||5||10 Jun 2021||1,2,3,6|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is students' responsibility to participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them (such as Study Book activities and practical work), and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Students do not have to satisfactorily pass each of the assessment items to be awarded a passing grade in the course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course. The term ‘weighted’ refers to assessment items that contribute to the calculation of the final grade for a course, i.e., have a non-zero weighting.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
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Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
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The Course Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Students will require access to email and internet access to USQConnect for this course. The onus is on students to ensure internet access is of sufficient speed and quality to accommodate the on-line quizzes. Reliable access to the internet is a requirement of this course as the course contains electronic assessment and submission elements. In order to avoid internet issues, on-campus students should attempt the quizzes in the student computer laboratories. External students who knowingly do not have reliable access to the internet should actively seek alternative internet access (e.g., Internet cafes, local libraries, or work places) for assessment submission and electronic assessment attempts. External students are able to use the on-campus student computer laboratories once access has been enabled. To be granted access, external students need to contact ICT and ask to have a student account enabled so that they can work on-campus.
This course does not have a Residential School.