Motivating the Unmotivated: Helping ‘Difficult’ Patients

Event details


London Road Community Hospital, Derby

London Road
United Kingdom

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52.9153132, -1.4676352

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

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Motivating the Unmotivated: Helping ‘Difficult’ Patients

6th September 2021

Venue: London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY.

Speaker: Dr Aftab Laher

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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The study day will provide an opportunity to learn about:

  • Motivational styles and theories in the context of client work.
  • How to enable unmotivated clients to change health behaviours.
  • How to work with depressed or apathetic clients.
  • How to engage clients who do not want to be there.
  • Strategies to prevent treatment sabotage by clients with compensation claims outstanding.
  • Working with the sceptical client.
  • Strategies to maintain clients’ motivation once treatment has ended.


CPD Certificate of Attendance Awarded: 7.25 hours


Fee: £130or £120 if booking this course plus the follow on Motivational Interviewing course

 (Including refreshments)


Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.


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