Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Third Party Event

Venue Trinity College
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 5
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Cardiac Care, Management, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Respiratory Care, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Facilitator:
William Priestley is a member of the international ‘Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers’ (MINT) and delivers training to a wide range of groups. He has contributed to national social policy, presented before the OECD anddelivered a vision of empowerment from the TED stage. He has been published in the Irish Times and appeared as a television panellist on a number of occasions. He has a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book
Booking Link
Contact Person William Priestley
Contact Email [email protected]
Pre Course Requirement None
Non-Member Price €125.00
Date 24 May 2024 10:00 - 24 May 2024 16:00

What is Motivational Interviewing (M.I.)?

M.I. is a conversation about change. It is a way to help someone, who is caught between different options, to move forward through reflective listening and empathy. Clinically, M.I. is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2013).


How might M.I. be helpful to me and my service/clients/colleagues?

M.I. is an evidence-based technique that has proven to be helpful with a wide range of individuals and issues ranging from customer service to mental health.  It can be applied in collaboration with those who are looking to make a lifestyle change, such as pursuing a healthier diet, or more challenging issues such as addiction. Most importantly, it is a tool that can be used on an everyday basis to improve communication and empathy.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding of the principles that underpin Motivational Interviewing
  2. Refinement of interpersonal communication through reflection & activity
  3. Confidence in the employment of Motivational Interview ‘OARS’ skills

- Open-ended Questions

- Affirmations

- Reflections

- Summaries

  1. Comprehension of ambivalence and discord in a professional setting
  2. Identification of future learning pathways



Interactive/experiential-based including role play, intrapersonal and interpersonal activities, self-reflection and linguistic analysis.


Previous Partners:

Health Service Executive (HSE), The Wheel, ARUP engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Dorset College, Union of Students in Ireland, National Youth Council of Ireland, Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Ballymun Regional Youth Resource



Participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in “An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”


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