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Motivational Counseling: A Training in Advanced Interpersonal Communication Skills

This training curriculum and module presentations address challenges that frontline health care workers face in motivating clients within the HIV services continuum to make informed decisions that lead to sustained, positive outcomes. The curriculum focuses on listening and communication skills for addressing risk behaviors related to sex, alcohol and drug use, HIV testing and treatment adherence.

Motivational Counseling Training Curriculum Facilitators Manual
Two versions: a high-resolution PDF for printing and a low-resolution PDF for low-bandwidth download

Motivational Counseling Training Curriculum Activity Worksheets/Resources
Two versions: a high-resolution PDF for printing and a low-resolution PDF for low-bandwidth download

PowerPoint modules:

  1. Understanding the Context
  2. Introduction to Motivational Counseling
  3. Reflective Listening
  4. Affirming
  5. Questioning
  6. Ask-Tell-Ask
  7. Recognizing Talk about Change
  8. Eliciting Talk about Change
  9. Dealing with Resistance