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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)