The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of the use of Motivational Interviewing to support behavior change in HIV patients. The curriculum reviews the rationale of using Motivational Interviewing with this population including some of the evidence to support its use. The training then introduces the core foundations of Motivational Interviewing spirit and the core skills needed to do Motivational Interviewing.
The curriculum reviews important aspects of the Motivational Interviewing spirit and helping style; reviews the essential skills in utilizing MI; several opportunities for skill practice are woven throughout the curriculum. The duration of the training is approximately 6 hours of content delivery time (one full day). The introductory training includes a PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and two-page fact sheet.
Four brief group videos have been inserted throughout the presentation to encourage dialogue among the training participants, and to illustrate how the information contained within the presented can be used clinically.