MI for Audiologists Masterclass
Dr. Hashir Aazh
- 12 CPD points by the British
Academy of Audiology (BAA) (TBC)
- 12 CPD points by the
British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)
- Participants from Canada
can apply for 12 CEEs from the Canadian Association of Speech-Language
Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
This course is designed for those who wish to enhance their skills and
knowledge in clinical application of MI in the process of rehabilitative
audiology. Students will gain a wider spectrum of theoretical knowledge and
clinical skills with regard to psycho-social aspects of hearing impairment
and the application of advanced evidence-based psychological skills in
empowering patients through the process of audiologic rehabilitation.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this course students should be able to:
- Apply a wide range of basic
counselling skills with a focus on empathic listening skills in order to
build a good working alliance with patients.
- Critically discuss principles
of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
- Critically discuss the key
components and attitudes of MI: Partnership, acceptance, compassion,
- Deliver flexible and
strategic use of some core communications and counselling skills in the
process of rehabilitative audiology.
- Critically compare the
conceptual framework and theoretical underpinnings of MI with other psychological
theories comprising: cognitive dissonance, reformulation of
self-perception theory, Roger’s theory of necessary and sufficient
interpersonal conditions for fostering change, and Transtheoretical model
(stages of change).
- Apply basic MI skills to
improve hearing aid use and outcome.
- Deliver audiology
consultation sessions consistent with the process of MI comprising: engaging,
focusing, evoking and planning.
- Apply the Motivational
Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) tool in order to analyse and
appraise the MI skills used by self and their colleagues.
- Use MI technique of
elicit-provide-elicit (EPE) in sharing information with patients.
- Critically discuss the
principles of psycholinguistics or psychology of language and its
relevance to MI.
- Critically appraise the
research evidence on MI.
- Identify the ethical
limits of the use of counselling skills.
The course is expected to include sessions addressing the
following topics (though please note that these may be subject to change):
- Application of
client-centred counselling method of Carl Rogers in audiology
underpinnings of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- MI in audiology
- Practical on clinical
application of MI key components
- Practical on MI
- Practical on assessing
- Focus on improving
hearing aid use and outcome via MI
- Evidence-based practice
Hearing aid dispensers
Speech and language therapists
Teachers of the deaf
Study recourses provided or required
Below is the list of the materials which are provided to
students or are required:
1) Pre-course reading materials which include research
papers on the topics listed below are provided to students after registration
for the course
- Counselling skills
2) In addition to
the materials above, students are given access to the course online materials
via the Dropbox (access to Dropbox is required). These include:
- Electronic copy of the
- Audit and service
- List of research papers
3) Discussion forum: students are invited to join a Facebook
Group for clinical and research discussions and exchange of ideas.
4) Recommended textbooks (these are not provided):
Miller, W. R. and S. Rollnick (2012). Motivational
interviewing: Helping people change, Guilford Press.
Rollnick, S., et al. (2008). Motivational interviewing in
health care: Helping patients change behaviour. New York, Guilford Press.
Teaching and learning methods
A wide range of learning methods are applied within this specialist course
comprising: interactive lectures, group discussions, self-directed learning,
reflective writing, critical writing, and practical exercises through role
play. These are complemented by the post-course learning opportunities that
are summarised in the list below:
Students are encouraged to participate in
discussion forum in Facebook group.
Personalised feedback from the course tutor on
Students are encouraged to use the course
online materials on Dropbox.
- Critical writing essay
- Counselling skills
assignment with 1000 words reflective writing on one’s counselling
Mode of study
The course is taught face-to-face
The total learning time is 150 hours, consisting of:
- Lectures and practical
training: 12 hours
- Directed self-study: 118
hours (reading and working through the provided/ recommended course materials)
- Self-directed study: 20
hours (general reading around the subject, contributing to online
A degree at BSc, MSc, or doctorate level, or other
qualifications of an equivalent standard, in one of the disciplines listed
above in the “target audience” section.
Applications may be made at any time. Places will be
booked on a first-come-first-served basis.