Length of Course: 1 month
Live sessions: 3 x 2 hour live sessions
Pre-recorded sessions: 2-3
Assessments: Activities on our Virtual Learning Environment and written assessment
Level 3 Credits: 3
Motivational Interviewing Skills to Support Vulnerable Adults is the final unit of this qualification. Focusing on
understanding motivation, this unit will explore ‘Rogers Core Conditions Theory’ needed to build trust during social
This unit considers the benefits and barriers to using motivational approaches to interviews and, which information from
individuals should be collated for interviewing.
After this unit, learners will:
- Understand the principles of motivational interviewing
- Understand the motivational interviewing skills used for social prescribing.
- Be able to give an overview of motivational interviewing as a counselling approach and explain the difference between
intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- Explain the importance of the developing a collaborative relationship between Link worker and client.
- Demonstrate empathic listening skills with client.
- Explain the importance of body language and physical cues
- Understand the appropriate use of probes, questions and challenges.
- Unconditional positive regard
- Using techniques with patient interactions
- Empathetic listening
- Repeating back ‘so what you’ve told me is…’
- Make more use of reflective practice
- Positive circle time
- ‘Check in’ taken to team meetings
- Training for new staff is needed
- Change to practice techniques in real time with guidance – to take back into client work
- Confidence in what we were already doing.