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Workshop

Micro-counselling Skills and Brief Interventions

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 20 Nov 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000

In the counselling environment, a well-established therapeutic relationship provides the necessary foundation for delivering a wide range of treatment interventions that enhance treatment outcomes. In the AOD counselling environment, brief interventions are often delivered opportunistically to raise a client’s awareness of some of the issues associated with their AOD use. A sound skill in the use of micro-counselling skills can build a strong therapeutic relationship that thereby facilitates clients’ optimal receipt of treatment for problematic AOD use.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • enhancing interpersonal communication by developing primary attending behaviours, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, therapeutic or empathic listening skills
  • developing and maintaining a productive therapeutic relationship
  • using kinesics and proxemics in brief intervention delivery
  • recognising and overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • using the FRAMES and FLAGS brief interventions models
  • skills practise


Presenters: Margaret Ness

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Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. 

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.

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