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PSY5020 Motivational Interviewing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Psychology


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: GCAD


This course is divided into three parts. The first part concerns foundation principles of motivational interviewing, and includes the transtheoretical model of behaviour change, the stages of change, ambivalence and resistance. The second part of the course focuses on skills development. Students are guided through the key practical elements of how to assess an individual's stage of change, and strategies for responding to clients at each level of the change cycle. Further skills development includes recognition of and response to client resistance, using motivational interviewing techniques. 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 demonstration task at the end of semester.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External