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Implementation in Organisations

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This online course is designed for practitioners and managers who already have some familiarity and training in MI. Here, we look at how to further develop our knowledge and practice with a view to maximising the impact for clients and stakeholders. It's designed to stimulate debate and discussion, and prompt developmental practice.

Aim: To help organisations and services successfully implement MI within practice

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING Implementation in Organisations


This course is for...

  • Practitioners who have already had some training in MI;

  • Services and organisations looking to implement MI within their practice;
  • People wanting to develop their practice within their current role;

  • Senior leaders/managers wishing to further implement MI in their workplace.

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Your Course Leaders

Dr Joanna Stanbridge (Educational Psychologist)

Dr Paul Earnshaw is an independent Researcher, Senior Psychological Therapist and Motivational interviewing trainer. Until recently, he worked in the NHS in a variety of Mental Health settings, working with people who experience a wide range of mental health problems. He has extensive experience of working in research trials and his interests include integrating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. His most recent qualitative research has concentrated on developing theory in Motivational Interviewing. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) he has presented at numerous national and international conferences on motivational interviewing and CBT. He has over 17 years of experience in training multi-disciplinary health and social care staff in the UK and internationally in Motivational Interviewing, across a range of mental and physical health services.

He recently co-authored Motivational Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with fellow co-presenter Dr Cathy Atkinson. He is the co-founder and training lead of the Manchester Motivational Interviewing network which seeks to promote and support multi agency MI practise across the northwest of England.

Dr Cathy Atkinson is Curriculum Director of the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology programme, and a Reader at the University of Manchester, UK. She is also a registered practitioner educational psychologist, specialising in therapeutic approaches for students accessing alternative provision for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. She has a long-standing interest in the application of school-based motivational interviewing (MI) in supporting the academic engagement and emotional well-being of children and young people. Cathy has promoted MI use in schools via practitioner training, development of practical resource packs and through the publication of a number of articles in academic and professional journals. She is also co-author of Motivational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with fellow presenter Dr Paul Earnshaw. She is co-founder of the Manchester Motivational Interviewing Network, which seeks to promote and support multiagency MI practice across the North West of England.

Dr Joanna Stanbridge (Educational Psychologist)
Motivational Interviewing Training

Flexible Training

7 modules of online training by Dr Paul Earnshaw and Dr Cathy Atkinson

Self-Paced at a time which is convenient, flexibly fits around your schedule, and on hand when you need it.

Motivational Interviewing with the Kirkpatrick model


From the key elements, evidence based and recent developments in MI, to The Kirkpatrick Model and Organisational Strategies, this course develops our knowledge and skills to maximise the impact for clients and stakeholders.

Motivational Interviewing Professional Community


A space to not just ask questions to Dr Paul Earnshaw and Dr Cathy Atkinson, but to also engage in interesting discussions with colleagues, share ideas, and spark collaborations in future work. 

Thoughts or Questions ?

If you want to get in contact with Paul or Cathy about this MI course, please email them below: