european psychiatric association

2019 EPA Online Course

The second EPA online course on an “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”, or MI, aims to give professionals techniques and ideas that can be used straight away in the workplace.

EPA E-learning platform

  1. What is the EPA e-learning platform?
    Our new E-learning platform has been created for and by the European Psychiatric Association to host all its current and future online learning activities and programmes.
  1. What can I find on the platform?
    For now, the Online Course on Motivational Interviewing is available but we are working on developing our content and will soon be able to give you access to so much more!
  1. What do I need to follow a course?
    You will simply need a good internet connection, and your computer, smartphone or tablet and to create an account on the EPA platform.
  1. I’d like to register for this course, where should I go?
    Go now to elearning.europsy.net, create your account and start learning!

Course content – Motivational Interviewing

  1. What is the new course about?
    This course is called “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” or “MI”. Through the videos, learners will be able to understand MI from the ground up: the spirit of MI, the crucial relational foundation, the key techniques and how to use the techniques to steer consultations in the direction of positive change.
  1. Who is the course instructor?
    The instructor for this course is Dr. Guy Undrill, a psychiatrist and MI instructor working for 2gether NHS Trust, in Gloucestershire, UK. Backed by his 15-year experience as an MI instructor for psychiatrists and other professionals, Dr. Undrill and his three trainees will be accompanying you throughout the lessons.
  1. What is in the course?
    The course is composed of mini-lectures, discussions, role plays and interviews with experts in the field. You will also have access to a list of recommended readings to enrich your knowledge and weekly quizzes. You will also be able to engage with fellow learners in interactive forum discussions.
  1. How long is the course?
    The course is composed of 4 Chapters divided into several lessons. Each lesson is meant to give you more information on a specific topic or technique and will help you master the knowledge and skills of the related chapter.
  1. Will there be exercises and assessments?
    Yes, we will have weekly quizzes in place plus a final quiz to unlock your Certificate of Completion.
  1. Who can follow this course?
    The course is designed for psychiatrists and all interested mental health professionals and has been created to allow professionals to train whenever and wherever they want on key mental health topics. All you need to start is an internet connection.