creative mentor network event

Motivational Interviewing – The Psychology of Motivation and Change

  • Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors (RRP £30 per person)
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This three-hour online training session is for Creative Mentors who are part of The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool. The sessions are delivered in partnership with Educational Psychology services from across the region, the spring term led by Nottingham City Council’s service.

The free session is optional for Creative Mentors to attend and The Mighty Creatives are covering all delivery costs associated with the training session.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a method that helps people resolve uncertain feelings and insecurities to find their own internal motivation they need to change their behaviour. It is a practical, empathetic and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.

It’s a person-centred method, that supports people to talk for their own need for change and their reasons for wanting it. It all revolves around conversation, listening and reflecting.

What can I expect from the session?

The session will cover…

  • A review of psychological theories relating to motivation.
  • Reflection on how and why young people find change difficult.
  • A review of ‘The Wheel of Change’ model (see below).
  • Looking at Motivational Interviewing in practice.
  • Exploring Motivational Interviewing resources.
  • Opportunity for practice and discussion.

How could this support my work as a Creative Mentor?

A lot of the Children and Young People we support through Creative Mentoring find making independent decisions and navigating periods of change particularly difficult. This could be down to a lack of agency and confidence, as well as previous traumatic experiencing impacting their own abilities.

As Creative Mentors, our work is about empowering and supporting Children and Young People to develop their own emotional resilience, problem solving and independent decision-making skills (amongst many others), to better face future challenges and periods of change. This all helps them to understand and make well-informed decisions that lead to positive change.

g, paired with Emotion Coaching, can really encourage this change, to help the Child or Young Person recognise what change they would like to see and why, with support from yourself as a Creative Mentor to facilitate that understanding, alongside other professionals

If you have any questions prior to the session, please do email



Wednesday 5th January


Start 15:00 to 18:00 Finish


Zoom links will be shared closer to the event date.

Please do sign on at 2.55pm to ensure for a prompt start at 3pm.