Motivational Interviewing Workshop

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This workshop is for mental health service providers to develop skills and knowledge to support others to make changes that can lead to a more full and meaningful life.
Motivational Interviewing is a person-centred technique that effectively addresses the resistance or fear that can act as a barrier to change. Participants will gain confidence using a clear process to guide conversations about choice and control, and learn skills to support vulnerable people to build confidence and achieve their goals.
This interactive course uses group discussions and role play to build motivational interviewing techniques into everyday work.
Skills learned are particularly relevant in the new NDIS environment.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the background to motivational interviewing as a person-centred, goal-oriented approach for facilitating change
  • Identify a framework for understanding motivational interviewing
  • Discuss the ‘spirit’ of motivational interviewing
  • Discuss the implications of ambivalence and its impact on motivation and change
  • Explain the process of change, drawing on the stages of change model and the relationship between importance, confidence and readiness for change
  • Identify key micro-skills for building rapport, enhancing communication, helping people to explore ambivalence and express their reasons for change
  • Discuss the concepts of ‘sustain talk’, ‘discord’ and ‘change talk’
  • Demonstrate strategies for addressing sustain talk and reducing discord
  • Demonstrate techniques and strategies for evoking and responding to preparatory change talk and commitment talk
  • Discuss the application of the processes and practice of motivational interviewing within the workplace context

Course Modules

  • Key content covered in the training:
  • Background to Motivational Interviewing
  • Understanding Ambivalence
  • Motivational Interviewing Framework
  • Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Readiness for Change
  • Stages of Change Model
  • Key Points about Change
  • Motivational Interviewing – the process (Engaging, Focusing, Exchange information, Evoking, Planning Process)

This is a 2 day workshop running for 2 consecutive full days: 25-26 October, 2017.

This workshop is delivered by MHCC NSW.


25th October, 2017 9:00 AM   through   26th October, 2017 4:30 PM
Room 6, Level 1,,
The Griffin Centre 20 Genge Street
Canberra City, ACT 2617

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Phone: (02) 6249 7756
MHCC Member - I belong to a member organisation of < 6 FTE staff $ 100.00
MHCC Member - I belong to a member organisation of > 6 FTE staff) $ 150.00
Non-Member (registrations for non-Members are subject to availability) $ 400.00

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