Two-day training workshop

Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th July 2017
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Trainer: Stephen Rollnick &Terri Moyers

Stephen Rollnick, one of the co-founders of MI, will run this workshop supported on the second day by Terri Moyers. The focus will be on two things: an overview of MI for those fairly new to it, and then something quite novel – learning about how you might give advice in an MI-consistent way. This will mean working on practical skills in a supportive atmosphere with time to share experiences, listen to short mini-lectures, observe demonstrations, and more. Terri is a very experienced MI trainer, and an old friend of Steve’s, and their exchanges offer the promise of clarifying lots of things. What unites them both is a commitment to helping people to integrate MI into every practice and services. 

Workshop summary

This workshop will be of interest to both newcomers and those more familiar with motivational interviewing (MI), within care settings and beyond. New directions will be highlighted, including a particular focus on routine advice-giving delivered in an MI-consistent manner.

  • Introduction to & overview of motivational interviewing
  • Opportunity to explore and practice advice-giving that is MI-consistent
  • Clarification about the common and unique elements of MI
  • Opportunity to practice core MI skills
  • 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.

The Trainers

Stephen Rollnick is a clinical psychologist & Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University. He has trained practitioners in diverse cultures and settings for 25+ years. He is a co-author Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change (Miller and Rollnick, 1991; 2001 & 2012), Health Behaviour Change: A Guide for Practitioners (Rollnick, Mason & Butler, 1999) and Motivational Interviewing in Health Care (Rollnick, Miller & Butler).  He has recently returned to counselling work, and is working on a book for schoolteachers, and a booklet for practitioners working with children & adults in the HIV field in Africa.

Terri Moyers is a clinical psychologist & Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. She has trained practitioners & trainers in MI for many years, in many settings. Her research is focused on exploring active mechanisms of change in motivational interviewing and optimal methods for disseminating this method to front-line practitioners. Her current project focuses on training and supervising practitioners in a large, international trial of MI to impact drinking delivered in primary care settings.


SSE 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.


£350 (GBP ONLY) for one  2-day workshop or £600 for attendance at both Summer School workshops.

There are limited reduced rate places available for registered students, groups and people working in areas of high deprivation with limited access to funding support.  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


Places will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please complete the registration form at and ensure that payment is authorised as soon as possible.


Day 1:   Registration 9.00 am; Workshop 9.30am-5.00pm

Day 2:   Workshop 9.00am-5.00pm

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