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Introduction and refresher

A two-day motivational interviewing training workshop

Motivational interviewing (MI) Introductory and refresher 2-day training workshop


Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February 2025


Glamorgan County Cricket, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9XR


Orla Adams & Stephen Rollnick


Visit our registration page to register for this workshop

Workshop summary

This 2-day workshop will be of interest to people in diverse settings and circumstances where conversations about change are an everyday reality. It will include a basic overview of motivational interviewing (MI) with opportunities for further exploration of how MI skills can be developed. 

The workshop will include:

  • An overview of MI and its foundations in good practice

  • The core skills, four processes in change conversations and change language

  • MI-consistent advice giving

  • Opportunities to practice with feedback

A wide range of learning methods will be used to create an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and sharing ideas. These will include demonstration, video observation, brief content lectures, discussion, and focused practice.

This two-day workshop will be led by Orla Adams RD with contributions by Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. It will be an introduction to Motivational Interviewing for some participants and a refresher for those people who have attended MI training previously. 

The Trainers

Orla Adams, RD. is a registered Dietitian originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and now living in Cardiff, Wales. She has 25 years’ experience working in the NHS and specialising in weight management.  She delivers MI training for multiple disciplines in health care alongside her NHS work.  Orla became a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) in 2011.  She has previously served as supportive committee member for MINT UK and Ireland chapter, and on the Program Planning Committee for the annual international MINT Forum.  Orla completed her training in MICA (Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment) in 2019 and also completed training in learning to use MITI (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) 4.2.1 in 2020.  Orla is passionate about supporting people to develop their skills and confidence with Motivational Interviewing.

Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist, co-founder of MI and currently Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine, 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 four editions of the basic text on MI. Along with close colleagues they developed the international MINT network for trainers. Steve’s recent work has included a book for school teachers and sports coaches, as well as the fully revised fourth edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change and grow. He now works mostly in sport, mentoring coaches and athletes. 


This includes:

  • 2 full days of in-person workshop-based training

  • All refreshments and food

  • On-site parking (subject to availability)

  • Post workshop learning materials


This in-person workshop will be held at Glamorgan Cricket, a world-class cricket stadium and events space set amidst the beautiful grounds of Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The training will take place in the Amber Lounge, full of natural light with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views of the hallowed turf of the international cricket grounds.

Refreshments will be served in the Pyramid Suite during registration, mid-morning and afternoon breaks, and a fresh hot buffet will be served for lunch by the venue’s dedicated chefs. Onsite parking is available (limited, pre-booking required) and the venue is within walking distance of Cardiff city centre, train station and bus routes.


To register for the workshop, please visit the registration page.