Motivational Interviewing

Course Code: SYSN 5105

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Students examine the fundamental concepts of motivational interviewing and learn to ask open-ended questions, provide affirmations, and engage in reflective listening to provide summary statements to the client. Through case-based scenarios and simulated client experiences, learners acquire interviewing skills and strategies to increase clients' awareness of the potential causes, consequences, and risks faced as a result of specific decisions and behaviours. The focus is on the present, and working with clients to support self-determination and decision-making that is consistent with a client's personal values and goals.