CEP 5: Understanding Motivation
This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. An understanding of motivation enhances work with all young people in a range of health services. It is essential when working with CEP and in particular with addiction issues. In this module you will learn about the practical application of these concepts in youth.
Although this course is focused mainly on CEP, this should not detract from its wider application for a range of problems in youth health and mental health settings. The principles discussed here can be applied to many health behaviours, for example, weight management, adherence with medication, compliance with psychosocial strategies for preventing relapse and self-harming behaviours.
In this course you will learn:
- Applying the stages of change to CEP engagement, assessment and treatment.
- Understanding the principles of Motivational Interviewing and their application.
- Using a motivational approach to enhance behavioural change in a range of health areas, in particular addiction.
Overview of the CEP Courses.
This course is part of the Introduction to the Co-existing Problems in Youth series, and are accessible following completion of CEP 1.
Courses in this series include:
- CEP 1: Background to CEP in Youth
- CEP 2: Ethnicity and Culture
- CEP 3: Youth Development and Well-being
- CEP 4: Engagement
- CEP 5: Understanding Motivation
- CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions
- CEP 7: Assessment
- CEP 8: Management
- CEP 9: Integrated Care
The courses are based closely on the following guideline:
Other key related guidelines that will enhance your learning include:
- Te Ariari o te Oranga: The Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems
- Te Whare O Tiki: Co-existing Problems Knowledge and Skills Framework
- Real Skills Plus: A Competency Framework for the Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce
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Following the course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. When you complete the quiz please hit the 'submit' button to receive your certificate. This course provides 1 MOPs point or 1 hour of CPD.
This content has been developed by the Werry Centre, a research, teaching and workforce development centre for child and adolescent mental health, situated within the Department of Psychological Medicine and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.
The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
This CEP course is made available to you upon completion of CEP 1: An Introduction to Co-existing Problems in Youth.