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Workshops and Training in Motivational Interviewing (MI)

All training and coaching services offered by NovoVia Consulting embody Motivational Interviewing (MI). During training and coaching, you will see MI's spirit and communication style demonstrated. Practice conveying empathy, listening actively and using various conversational techniques for effective communication.

Using MI with Individuals

Introductory - A Taste of MI

NovoVia Consulting offers introductory workshops ranging from one hour to a half day that are tailored to the customer’s specific needs. The workshops provide a brief overview of MI followed by exercises geared towards the participants’ area (s) of implementation. The purpose of these workshops is to introduce participants to MI, provide an opportunity to try some basic exercises in MI, and inspire participants to want to learn more about MI.

Basic to Advanced

NovoVia Consulting offers courses and training in MI ranging from one to five days, tailored to each customer’s needs, competence level, area of application, and work setting. All workshops, courses, and training sessions require active participation by participants including hands-on exercises, role and/or real plays, open discussions, group work, videos and pictures, and games. During training, participants work with their own everyday examples and client situations. Participant’s may also receive training tasks between training days.

  • Basic Training Courses provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge of MI’s basic attitudes, principles, skills, and techniques they can use in their own day-to-day environments and contacts with their clients. ​​Such theoretical and practical knowledge include:

    • Spirit of MI - Partnership, Acceptance, Compassion, Evocation/empowerment

    • Reflective listening and conversational skills used in MI - Open questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries

    • The four processes in a MI conversation – Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, Planning

    • Communication styles in MI – Following, Directing, Guiding

    • Giving information (Explore – Offer – Explore) and asking for permission

    • Recognizing, eliciting, and responding to clients’ change talk

  • Advanced courses are intended to deepen participants’ knowledge and understanding of MI. Content, theory and exercises are modified according to participants’ area of expertise, skill level, and current client situations. Advanced courses can include general, or more specific themes, such as:

    • Developing, deepening, and practicing specific conversational skills.

    • Strategies for supporting client autonomy in conversations.

    • Responding to clients sustain talk and experienced discord in the relationship.

    • Addressing and responding to client ambivalence.

    • Discussing specific client cases and preparing for client sessions.

    • Supplementing your MI knowledge by learning more about compassion, motivation according to Self determination Theory (SDT) and highlighting the positives using strategies from Positive Psychology.


  • Refresher Training Courses are offered for participants who have already received introductory training and who are wanting to refresh their knowledge of MI. These workshops are intended to invigorate participants’ knowledge of MI and keep MI in focus during their everyday conversations, as well as keep participants informed of the latest literature and research in the field of MI.


Jennifer Ollis Blomqvist och NovoVia Consulting erbjuder utbildning och handledning inom Motiverande samtal (MI).
Jennifer Ollis Blomqvist | NovoVia Consulting
limited time offer

Complimentary Workshop for Educators​

NovoVia is offering a complimentary workshop (60 - 90 minutes) to provide a Taste of MI for professionals working in schools.  

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Using MI in Groups​

NovoVia Consulting offers a 3-day course aimed at adapting MI to a group context. Initially, MI was developed as an individual approach, focusing on conversations between two people. However, in our daily work settings we often have conversations with more than one person, requiring us to be able to use MI with several individuals at the same time. MI can be adapted and used in groups, utilizing each group member’s individual power and motivation to support the entire group's movement forward towards change.​

Helping Groups and Teams to:

  • Increase their motivation for change and

  • Increase their self-confidence to achieving their goals

  • Develop a clearer vision for the future

  • Promote self-reflection and increase self-awareness

Training Content:

  • Reorienting from individualistic to group perspective

  • Key issues in group work

  • Similarities and differences between individual and group MI

  • Designing MI groups

  • Basic and Advanced Group Conversational Shaping

  • Overview of the four phases of the MI Groups (Engaging, Exploring Perspectives, Broadening Perspectives, Moving into Action)

  • Adapting MI-Group for your work setting

The training content is based on the book "Motivational Interviewing in Groups" by Chris Wagner and Karen Ingersoll (2013).

Basic Training - MI in Groups




9 - 11 september 2024

Göteborgs område, fysiskt

6 500 kr ex. moms

Bokar du innan 15 juli 2024 får du Earlybird-priset:

5 500 kr/person ex. moms

Jennifer Ollis Blomqvist och NovoVia Consulting erbjuder handledning och utbildning inom Motiverande samtal (MI)

Supervision & Coaching

NovoVia Consulting offers a structured form of supervision and coaching that is both method and process focused, as well as based on the individual's or group's current needs. This form of coaching focuses on participant’s understanding of MI and how it is used with clients. Participants reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses in client conversations, as well as their own psychological processes that may possibly influence their client’s motivation for change. When needed, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) theories and practical exercises are applied to discuss participant’s own inner psychological processes in client contacts.

Supervision and coaching sessions often take place for 2-3 hours, once a month. Participants are active during supervision and coaching sessions by discussing general real-life situations and client cases, as well as engaging in exercises and/or role-plays, in pairs and small groups. Participants are also given training tasks to help keep MI in focus between supervision and coaching sessions.

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