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Motivating the Unmotivated

This two-day course gives practitioners new skills to engage, motivate and achieve outcomes with hard-to-reach young people and families.

Multi-session course for

All practitioners who work directly with children, young people and their families

Presented by

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology, Jamie Coe - Education Psychologist - Jo Barham - Education Psychologist

Participants will learn how to

  • Use key motivational interventions such as matching
  • Focus more clearly on outcomes
  • Be more skilful in  overcoming client resistance
  • Use cognitive and solution-focussed skills to engage clients

Course content and methodology

  • What motivates people?
  • Visitor, Complainant and Customer
  • How to engage and maintain rapport
  • Recognise client's present position
  • Using the cycle of change
  • Focus on outcomes
  • Roll with resistance and ambivalence - interventions from Motivational Interviewing
  • Find tipping points - the difference that makes the difference
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Challenging clients' negative beliefs
  • Using solution-focused questions
  • Creative and innovative approaches
  • Target setting for positive results
  • Reflecting on and learning from successes
  • How to motivate and take care of yourself

Intended impact on practice

Enabling practitioners to achieve more positive outcomes for clients

Other Booking Information

  • Free to CSD C & F staff.  Others £200
  • IBC users should book online  Online Booking Guidance
  • Those without on-line access should book using this   Application Form
  • Cost for Voluntary Sector is £140
  • School personnel will be charged at full rate (currently £200)



Provided by: Children's Services Workforce Development Team

Course code: XXCK0024

Subscribers: £0