Start a process of change
- Use motivational interviewing techniques
- Uncover clients' motivations to change
- Build a respectful relationship without collusion
- Overcome perpetrator resistance
An introductory level course to Motivational Interviewing, this training offered a foundation to understanding when and why you would use this technique with clients. With opportunities to practice and reflect on my own work, this training was a safe place to start discovering Motivational Interviewing with peers from other countries.
The training was very useful for my dailly work with perpetrators. It was very clear and explained very well with many practical parts, such as role playing.
- Ilir Dyrmishi (CLMB, AL)
Session 1: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Cycle of Change
- Understand the nature and the process of change
- Learn about the Motivational Interviewing and its spirit
- Understand how Motivational Interviewing can help you in your daily work
- Fall in love with the Motivational Interviewing
Session 2: Using Reflective Listening in working with DV perpetrators
- Understand the skill of reflective listening and its benefits for working with perpetrators
- Practice how to apply Reflective Listening on case study examples
Session 3: Using sills in the daily work
- Learn how to integrate Motivational Interviewing in your every day work
- Get tips and suggestions how to practice skills with your clients
Session 4: Rounding off Reflective Listening, MI in groups, other key skills
- Explore ambivalence for change in working with perpetrators and how to address it
- Learn how Motivational Interviewing can help with ambivalence
Session 5: Rolling with resistance in working with DV perpetrators
- Learn about different types of resistance
- Understand what interventions fit which stage in the circle of change
- Roll with resistance using case examples
Session 6: Using skills in the daily work
- Learn how to apply motivational interviewing in the intake phase
- Learn how apply motivational interviewing in the group work
- Create a plan how to use motivational interviewing in your future work
- Get resources for further exploration of the topic
As practitioners leading perpetrator programmes, we know how challenging, but incredibly crucial it is to uncover a client's motivation to change their behavior. Motivational interviewing is a powerful tool that enables you to support and follow your clients through their process of change. Implemented in perpetrator programs across the globe it has shown meaningful results.
This two-day training is highly practice-based, whils still offering relevant theoretical frameworks. Participants will discuss questions such as:
- What are the basics of motivational interviewing and why is it relevant for perpetrator programmes?
- How and why do people change?
- How do you overcome resistance against change?
- What approaches, interventions and techniques show good results?