|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Professional Pathway Psych|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
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.
Course learning outcomes
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|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd)||No||25||1,2|