Motivational Interviewing 
Intermediate Level Course

This interactive eLearning course is designed for facilitators of behaviour change who are working with clients. The course is suitable for those who have completed our Introductory Level MI course, or who have developed a solid understanding of MI through other previous experience and training, and who are interested in further developing their MI knowledge and skills. 

It includes videos and simulation based scenarios to embed the skills development components of the course. The course uses a learning path approach and will prove very useful for:

  • Counsellors 
  • Therapists
  • Addiction service personnel
  • Social workers 
  • Health behaviour change professionals
  • Mental health professionals 
  • Doctors 
  • Nurses
  • Sports therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Those involved in education and training
  • Youth service workers
  • Employment service personnel
  • Those working in the criminal justice arena  
  • Community development workers 
  • Homelessness services personnel
  • Those working in social inclusion areas

and anyone who is interested in helping people to make positive change in their circumstances or behaviour.

Course Aims and Objectives:

This eLearning course aims:

  • To introduce you to Four General Principles of MI
  • To teach you how to manage client ambivalence
  • To explore a range of skills, exercises and techniques useful for informing and advising in MI
  • To develop techniques for avoiding the 'Roadblocks' to change
  • To enable you to acquire the skills necessary to avoid the 'Righting Reflex
  • To teach you the Four Core Strategies of Motivational Interviewing

Expected Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this eLearning course, participants will demonstrate:

  • An awareness of the core concepts of Motivational Interviewing
  • A range of skills for promoting discrepancy and managing client ambivalence
  • An ability to effectively advise and give information in an MI adherent manner
  • A sound knowledge of the strategies needed to avoid the Roadblocks to positive client change
  • A range of skills for ensuring we can avoid the 'Righting Reflex‘
  • A confidence in using Open Ended Questions
  • An ability to use Affirmations to develop client confidence and self-efficacy
  • An awareness of the importance of using Reflective Listening skills as part of MI
  • The use of Summary as an integral part of the MI approach


Each person who successfully completes this Motivational Interviewing Intermediate Level Course will receive a certificate signed by the appropriate professional course tutor. This certificate can then be used to show evidence of course completion and for Continuing Professional Development requirements. Your log in details will be emailed to you within 48 hours of purchase completion. If you do not receive your log in details within 48 hours, please check your spam filter or junk email folder.

When purchasing a Motivational Interviewing course, please ensure that you include your Full Name on the payment details page as this will be the name that appears on your certificate upon successful completion of the course.