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

Topic 5: Some motivational interviewing techniques for working with young people

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Suggested time: 2-3 hours

Overview

This topic discusses some relevant motivational techniques and looks at the strategy known as 'decisional balancing'. The strategy will help the learner to explore ambivalence as well as building a rapport with a young person. A role-play exercise is used to assist learners in developing these particular skills.

Key issues

5.1 Introduction to some motivational techniques

5.2 Good things/less good things

5.3 Looking forward/future directions

5.4 Worst-case scenario/best-case scenario