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).

These resources are currently not available to buy. Please contact info@facilitatingchange.org.uk if you have any queries.