Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): preparing organisations for psychological change Dr Michelle Huws-Thomas CPsychol Senior Lecturer in Psychology Aims of the workshop • • To understand how Motivational Interviewing & CBT can help organisations with well being, behaviour change and performance To reflect on workplace challenges, training needs, and research opportunities Psychological theories & approaches in the workplace • • CBT (Beck, 1979) and MI (Miller & Rollnick, 1991; 2002) are psychological approaches, underpinned by evidence, that can help organisations and individuals overcome challenges related to physical, emotional, behavioural and situational factors. Issues within the workplace maybe; stress, resistance, burnout, presenteeism, absenteeism, sickness ill health, counterproductive work behaviours, physical ill health, poor mental health and so on. Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy The most recent definition of Motivational Interviewing (2009) is; ‘ a collaborative, person centred form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change’. CBT is ‘a process and identifying and re-evaluating self defeating thinking so that a person is persuaded to engage in more effective ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving’. How understanding theory and practice may help you and your organisation Help identify and achieve health and work goals In particular Dealing with change and resistance Modification of health and worked related beliefs Solution focused approach to development of action plans Training needs of yourself and your workforce Applying consultancy for your organisational needs • Past experience in workplace CBT and self defeating thinking in the workplace Negative automatic thoughts Core beliefs Symptoms Incidents Underlying assumptions or life rules Thoughts Feelings Behavioural Physical Policy drivers and evidence • • • • • Health Work & Well Being Programme DOH & HSE CBT and Employment IAPT programme Cognitive behavioural approaches in the workplace (McMahon, 2007) Working our Way to Better Mental Health (Health, Work and Wellbeing, 2012) The Psychologically Flexible Workplace (Lloyd and Flaxman, 2011) How we/I can help you • • • • • University collaborations within Motivational Interviewing field HELP study: Behaviour change through learning and practice Research opportunities (joint working and PhDs) Training opportunities in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Expertise at UoG in consultancy Thank you for listening � Any questions?