Two-day training workshop

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June 2016
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Trainer: William R. Miller & Stephen Rollnick, PhD

To attend, please visit our online registration page

This workshop will be of interest to both newcomers and those more familiar with MI. It will include:

  • Presentation of a new 4-process framework for use in diverse settings
  • Clarification about the common and unique elements of MI
  • Rapid engagement: opportunity to observe and practice the skills
  • Opportunity to practice core skills for evoking motivation to change
  • A focus on client change language and how it guides the practice of MI
  • An enjoyable atmosphere to meet colleagues from many settings and walks of life

A wide range of learning methods will be used, including demonstration, video observation, brief content lectures, discussion and focused practice. Above all will be the creation of a constructive, respectful and enjoyable atmosphere for learning and discussion.

William R. Miller, Ph.D. is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He introduced the clinical method of MI in 1983, and with Professor Stephen Rollnick authored the seminal text, Motivational Interviewing (1991 and 2002), now published in 14 languages. He has published over 40 books and 400 professional articles and chapters, and the Institute for Scientific Information lists him as one of the world’s most cited scientists.  

Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, co-founder of MI and currently Honorary Distinguished Professor in the Cochrane Institute of Public Health & Primary Care, Cardiff University, Wales. He was a practicing mental health psychologist in the UK NHS for 16 years, and pioneered the application of MI in health care. Over the last 25 years he has trained practitioners in diverse settings and cultures. He and William Miller have collaborated closely over this period, and produced three editions of the basic text on MI. Along with close colleagues they developed the international MINT network for trainers. Steve’s current work involves writing a new book for school teachers, support to projects involving pregnant teens and children with HIV-AIDS and fun with his four children. His partner, Nina Gobat, is also a trainer and research in MI.    

Venue: Swalec Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR.
This is a spacious and modern facility, close to the city centre, with views over the county cricket ground and
surrounding parkland.

Cost: £350 for 2-day workshop. There are limited reduced rate places available for registered students and groups.
This price includes training fees, morning and afternoon refreshments, and buffet lunch on both days. This workshop is being run privately, is not associated with the any organisation or institution, and includes the cost of reusable beaded name badge holders produced by HIV-positive mothers in South Africa, see
A percentage of all profit will go to the “friends of MI” 1% Fund (see