Online Course
Motivational Interviewing
Learn how to facilitate sustained behaviour change

1.5-2 hours





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Mandy Roscher
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Mandy is a clinical physiotherapist with a focus on treating Persistent Pain and Women’s Pelvic Health conditions.

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Motivational Interviewing is a communication style that facilitates behavioural change. In the physiotherapy setting patients will almost always need to commit to a form of change in their day to day actions, whether it is big or small. Understanding Motivational Interviewing (MI) and developing the communication skills and techniques that support this approach can help patients resolve any feelings of ambivalence to change as well as effectively bring about new behaviours.


This course aims to give you an overview of Motivational Interviewing as well as some fundamental skills to get you started.


This course is made up of a video, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify which stage of change a client is in based upon their thoughts regarding change
  • describe the four principles of motivational interviewing
  • list the four processes of motivational interviewing
  • design a motivational interview based on case presentations using the skills learned on this course

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is a lovely course! It helps us make our patients heard more and more likely to follow the changes they need and know about already but have not put into place yet!
faith itakorit norah
This course provided a great overview of Motivational Interviewing and practical tips that can be used in everyday practice.
Chan Weng In
Mandy has excellent communication skills and provides practical and pertinent examples of questions to empower and motivate our patients.
Patricia Dunn
South Africa
Having so little information in books, or even in the internet regarding the right way of communication, make this course a must for every health professional.
Skouras Apostolos-Zacharias