This course draws on the teachings of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication" and Dr. Stephen Rollnick's "Motivational Interviewing" to equip you with effective communication techniques for building genuine connections with others, even in emotionally challenging situations.
Our training will help you approach interactions as a collaborative effort, considering the needs of both parties involved. "Conversations for change" is all about achieving mutually beneficial outcomes that lead to long-lasting change. This requires self-empathy and compassion as we learn to listen and respond to our inner and outer critics.
By incorporating the principles of motivational interviewing, we can remain fully engaged in conversations and avoid taking a passive role. We'll also explore the concept of ambivalence and how our communication style can either facilitate or hinder positive change.
Throughout this course, we equip you with practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using all the techniques covered. We also offer recording methods that can help you effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.
- Explain the importance of building rapport and therapeutic alliance with the people we work with.
- Understand the history and evidence base of positive psychologies and their practical application.
- Cultivate deep listening skills and apply basic counselling skills.
- Practice using solution-focused conversations to support individuals, explore their own needs and empower change behaviours.
- Discover how our own desire to support others can force disengagement.
- Consider how we build or destroy empathy in relationships.
- Consider how solution-focused conversations can move people to recovery or how we can block people from changing behaviour.
- Relate to yourself and others with honesty, compassion and self-awareness.
- Have clarity about the motivations driving what you and others say and do.
- Feel more confident in having difficult conversations and expressing disagreement while working collaboratively with others for long-lasting change.
- Understand how we structure our communication styles relating to Needs vs. Strategies, Feelings, Observations and Requests and how our chosen style impacts the outcome.
- Discuss the appropriate use of verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Staying safe, grounded and open when challenged.
- Gain practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using all the skills covered, enabling you to effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.
To maximise the benefits of this course, thoroughly study the other four models to understand how they fit together and how to apply the skills gained in context.
Format: Live training delivered via Zoom. Includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussion.
Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs, certificates of attendance and evaluation are provided.
We strongly recommend our Advanced PACE courses:
Those seeking to be certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) are invited to visit the founder’s website.