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We aim to hold Manchester Motivational Interviewing Networks at least three times a year.  Typically these are workshops and meetings, but we also aim to facilitate training and in situ practice development opportunities. Details of previous and forthcoming events are available below. For information from previous events, please see the Resources page.



MI Practice Session #1: Deliberative practice exploring the Spirit of MI
2nd February 2023, 3-4.30pm
First in a series of three focussed practice sessions to develop MI skills. Aimed at practitioners with some MI training. Slides available here.
MMIN Network Planning Meeting
12th January 2023, 3-4.30pm

Discussion about ways to develop MMIN as a structure for a community of practice in MI to support MI practice across the MI community.

MMIN Re-Launch Event
17th November 2022, 3-5pm

A hybrid event, hosted at the University of Manchester and online.

MI for COVID-19 contact tracers; MI integration with CBT and other approaches; and Book Launch Motivational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Distinctive Features (

Motivational interviewing 6-week training 2020

Session 1: Building Core Skills

Session 2: Building Motivation for Change 1

Session 3: Building Motivation for Change 2

Certificate of completion for introductory training for MI provided

(note: this does not confirm competence in the practice of MI).

Sessions 4 – 6: Follow-up Supervision Feedback and Coaching workshops

Psychology in the Pub, September 2019

Motivational Interviewing: Conversations for a change

This free event brought MI to the public over a pint in the Kro Bar Manchester.

MMIN Strategy meeting #2

This meeting was scheduled to discuss outcomes from the consultation exercise to ascertain member priorities and future foci; and to establish plans for future direction.

MMIN Strategy Meeting

This meeting was scheduled to discuss member priorities and to establish the future foci of the network. Minutes available.

Click here for minutes

ESRC, Festival of Social Science, November 2018

Helpful conversations using motivational interviewing

This session, led by Cathy Atkinson and Joanna Bragg was part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.  It was aimed at those new to MI but designed to be helpful to both professionals and members of the public. An interactive and fun session.

Implementing motivational interviewing

This session took place in the Birley Building of MMU, and included presentations by Joanna Bragg, George Thomas and Paul Earnshaw.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

The day, led by Paul Earnshaw and the MMIN team, was pitched as an introduction to, or refresher on motivational interviewing, and focussed on the spirit and core skills of MI within conversations.

Motivational Interviewing Within Written Communication

This session focussed on how to provide information to clients in a motivational interviewing style. While the focus was on written communication, advice on using elicit-provide-elicit was also covered. This session was led by Lis Cordingley and Paul Earnshaw.


Focused practice sessions to support your MI development...
MI Practice Session #3: The Edinburgh Interview
15th June 2023, 3-4.30pm

Book your place and find further information on:

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