Module 9: working with young people on AOD issues: facilitator's guide

Topic 4: Motivational interviewing

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 2 hours


In this topic we will be discussing some of the fundamental aspects of motivational interviewing and some techniques that may be helpful for you in your work with young people. It is not, however, a comprehensive course in motivational interviewing as this requires far more information and skills which are beyond the scope of this module.

Key issues

4.1 Introduction to motivational interviewing

4.2 Working with ambivalence in young people

4.3 Working with resistance in young people


Article "What is motivational interviewing", (Rollnick & Miller, 1995)