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Micro-counselling and Brief Intervention Skills - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 19 Mar 2020
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

This workshop uses a mix of case-studies, live-practice scenarios and video examples to explore the range of counselling techniques and skillsets required to form and maintain a therapeutic relationship with clients, conduct screening and brief interventions and have difficult conversations with clients and family members.

Topics covered include:

  • Active listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Recognising and overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • Conducting screening and brief interventions using FRAMES and brief motivational interviewing techniques
  • Managing challenging behaviours by utilising de-escalation and refusal skills 
  • Responding to common counselling dilemmas and client curveballs


Presenters: Dan Phillips and Michelle Taylor


Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. Please note that the room can get quite cold at times, so bring a jacket if you think you may need one. 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. Roma Street train and bus station is the closest public transport access to Biala and current construction works are being undertaken on the Cross River Rail project, for up to date information on how this may impact you, please refer to https://crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/construction/roma-street-construction/ 

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.


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