Facilitating Change


Facilitating Change is a series of two resources by Dr Cathy Atkinson which supports practitioners in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in education-based and youth settings.

The original resource, Facilitating Change 1: Using Motivational Interviewing techniques to help young people understand their behaviour has been used across the UK and internationally to help young people explore and challenge their own behaviour.

In 2013, Facilitating Change 2: Motivational Interviewing using the Menu of Strategies provides even more opportunity for professionals working with young people to support behavioural change. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the first pack, or other resources.

Facilitating Change 2 contains extensive,  referenced information about Motivational Interviewing and over 20 activities,  helpfully categorised under seven separate strategies appropriate for young people at different stages of readiness for change. The pack also contains printable materials for direct work with young people. This resource has been trialled across educational settings with children and young people, see Testimonials).

Both resources are available in CD ROM format (requiring a PC running Windows XP or later, or Mac OS X 10.4) and feature an easy-to-use interface with printable information and activity sheets as well as editable documents for personalised communications.

One or both of the Facilitating Change CD ROMs can be purchased from this website via PayPal (credit or debit card required) – £50 for the brand new Facilitating Change 2, £40 for Facilitating Change 1 and a special rate of £80 for both discs. Please contact info@facilitatingchange.org.uk for other payment options.