Motivational Interviewing

Module code: AE1242

Module co-ordinator: Dr Tony Priest

In this module you will learn how to use Motivational Interviewing techniques to address the problems of a substance-misusing client. We will analyse interventions with clients using the conceptual framework of Motivational Interviewing, and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of alternative interventions.

Important: To pass this module you must attend at least 80% of the Intensive Workshop sessions.


This module is studied by distance learning.

Assessment Methods

  • Case studies, 1,000 words (25%)
  • Recorded counselling session, transcript and analysis, 1,000 words (75%)
  • 80% Attendance at Intensive Workshop is compulsory. Assessment marked as pass or fail only.