Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change, by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
The South Africa HIV ATTC offers a free online accredited course that covers the basic tenants of motivational interviewing. The course takes the learner on a tour of the essential skills used to strengthen an individual's motivation for behaviour change.
This course is accredited with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for 4.0 CPD points.
This online course was prepared by the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies' Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).