Our professional practice module provides the opportunity to develop practical skills in therapeutic intervention. Here’s what one student said about the learning session on motivational interviewing:
Enjoyable – and applicable
This was the most enjoyable session I have experienced so far. Motivational interviewing has adjusted my thoughts on person-centred therapy; I prefer it to solution-focused therapy because MI doesn’t appear to move too fast towards the solution aspect. I feel I can now see where and how this fits into health psychology. When I was thinking about the people I know and their health behaviours I can see how MI would benefit them. I feel I would be suited to the training of MI. I am active listener and am empathetic towards people, these are skills I have developed volunteering. I like the format and philosophy of MI.