Alcohol and Other Drugs: Motivational Interviewing as a Brief Intervention - PDC58964




12 hours

Health professionals are commonly trained to help people who are at least in the preparation stage, already wanting and intending to make a change in relation to their alcohol and/or other drugs use. Many who seek treatment, however, are still ambivalent about changing their behaviour. Motivational interviewing is useful in facilitating forward stage movement for people who are ambivalent towards change by enhancing the delivery of brief interventions that are underpinned by FRAMES (Feedback of personal risks or impairment; Responsibility; Advice; Menu of options; Empathy and Self-efficacy) or similar frameworks. This online Short Course will explore the spirit and method of motivational interviewing.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online

12 hours

  1. Describe the philosophy and spirit of motivational interviewing
  2. Demonstrate skills in the process of motivational interviewing and explain how these can enhance the provision of SBIRT (Screening; Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment).


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health, nursing, medical, general health, community work or corrective services professions.

This course provides Professional Development for health, nursing, medical, general health, community work and corrective services professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of all Alcohol and Other Drugs Short Courses (10) PLUS the Alcohol and Other Drugs: Assessment Module, will enable students to apply for credit transfer to the Post Graduate unit, NURS20178: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS.

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