Continuous Professional Development Update

Continuous Professional Development Update

Motivational Interviewing: Foundational Skills


The seminar will involve a combination of theoretical and practical training, foundation and skills workshop.

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a psychologically informed approach defined as a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication. MI has been widely recommended for implementation by a range of healthcare professionals (including AHPs) as a complex behaviour change intervention.

This two-day course will introduce you to the evidence base underpinning MI and the concepts which shape MI practice. A key component of the course will be the development of MI skills using demonstrations, small group work and role-play. You will become familiar with strategies to help you put your MI training into practice, especially during challenging patient encounters.

  • Definitions and Characteristics of MI
  • Assumptions, concepts and theories of MI
  • The Spirit of MI
  • MI Principles and Processes
  • Developing MI Strategies and Techniques
    • Foundational Skills in MI
    • Change & Sustain Talk
    • Working with resistance (discord)
    • Planning for Change
  • Putting MI into practice
    • What works?
    • Useful tools
    • Service implications
    • Cultural aspects of MI

Professor Lesley Haig is Principal and CEO of AECC University College in Bournemouth, UK. She is a UK-registered physiotherapist who has worked in a variety of roles as a senior academic, researcher and clinician. She was previously Head of Allied Health Sciences at London South Bank University and has worked closely with AHP colleagues at PGAHI SGH and across Singapore for many years.

Prof Haig has many years of experience in training AHPs in Motivational Interviewing. Her doctoral research studies investigated the training of physiotherapists in MI and she is currently involved in delivering MI training projects with large Hospital Trusts in London.



Unit B, 8/F, D2 Place Two, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Course Fees

Early bird: HKD $2940 (apply before 29th March)

Standard price: HKD $4900

Date and Time

29 April 14:00-19:00 & 30 April 9:00-18:00

Registration & Payment

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