In-Trac are delighted to introduce their new Motivational Interviewing 2 day course. For further details about the course please click here. We are very pleased to introduce our two new associates Ms Jackie Webb and Dr Kim Joliffe:

Ms Jackie Webb

Jackie has an honours degree in History and qualified as a Social Worker in 1995.  She has worked as a Youth Justice Social Worker, Probation Officer and as a Specialist Social Worker in substance misuse. Currently, Jackie is employed as a Social Work Practice Manager in a Childcare Team in Dorset.  She has been practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI) since 1995 and trained as a trainer in 2010.  Since, Jackie has delivered MI training to a range of practitioners including GPs, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, specialist substance misuse workers and Psychologists and Psychiatrists. In addition, Jackie has is a Social Work Practice Teacher and is a qualified counsellor. Jackie is also  a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Dr Kim Jolliffe

Kim is a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. She has specialised in working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and those who misuse substances (both legal and illicit).  More recently Kim has attained a post-doctorate diploma in neuropsychology and has experience working with issues primarily facing older adults, such as dementia and stroke. Kim has been a practitioner of Motivational Interviewing since 1998 and completed her training, with the founders of the approach, to become a Trainer in 2006.  She delivers regular training within her role in the NHS and to private organisations.  Kim has delivered training in MI to a range of professionals including those working in statutory and voluntary addiction services, mental health teams at primary and secondary care, unexplained medical conditions, pain and chronic fatigue services.

Jackie and Kim are members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organisation committed to best practice in Motivational Interviewing, of which the authors of the approach (Miller & Rollnick) are members. There is an extensive literature demonstrating that Motivational Interviewing is highly effective in assisting people to make behavioural change. This includes, addictive behaviours, eating disorders, managing diabetes, sexual health clinics and adapting to life after stroke.  It is particularly effective when working with individuals who may be reluctant to engage.  In addition, there is evidence that using MI reduces worker stress (physiologically) and sickness days.