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GPs forced to undertake training in 'motivational interviewing'

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I am Stephen Rollnick, one of the co-founders of motivational interviewing, and a trainer of primary care practitioners for 25+ years. I am truly astonished by this story. Motivational interviewing is not a set of techniques for getting someone to do something that they would not otherwise want to do, or something that a practitioner or commissioning group want them to do? Its done for and on patients behalf. To oblige practitioners to attend a course like the one described (I dont know its content though), is about as far from principles of good practice in education as I can imagine. Shocking

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12 Aug 2014

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5:40pm

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