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Workshop

Micro-counselling Skills and Brief Interventions - Gympie

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 30 Apr 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    headspace Gympie, Suite 1/2-4 Horseshoe Bend, Gympie QLD 4570

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 and Dan Phillips

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