At a Glance


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Health science

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Group

Type of Tasks

  • Discussing
  • Gaming & role-playing

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • PowerPoint

Class size

  • Small (20-49)
  • Medium (50-99)


  • Single class period (< 90 mins)

Instructional Purpose

  • Application & knowledge building


This is the second part of the activity, please visit this page to view the first part

The aim of this activity is to have students work with students from other disciplines to collaborate and use motivational interviewing skills to move an at-risk client to another stage of change. This will allow students to learn effective team dynamics, and how to work together to motivate change in a client. This will be important for when students start to work in their field.

In teams, students will consider the at-risk client’s issues including physical, health, and daily life. They will then role play using motivational interviewing skills to help move this client to change.

This activity is a follow-up to Team Dynamics Rx: Building Trust for Better Patient Outcomes. It takes place in-class, in the middle of the semester, after the students have already learned about motivational interview skills. Since this activity takes place in third year, students have already participated in interdisciplinary activities. The strategy used is role-play which allows the students to act out how they work as a team during three meetings with the client.

Instructional Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Apply team functioning skills from Team Functioning Part 1​
  • Apply motivational interviewing skills from discipline specific courses​
  • Intervene with a client, Giovanni, in their home

Workflow & Materials


Activity Workflow

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Contributor's Notes


Communicate, learn and work together with students from different health disciplines.


It is important to have a facilitator with each student group to help guide students through the activity.

Applied Strategies

Related Activities

Interdisciplinary Health science

Team Dynamics Rx (Part 1): Building Trust for Better Patient Outcomes

In teams, students learn through role play to effectively work together as a team and to build trust with a patient