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PILOT - MI4: Planning and Consolidating Commitment - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 2 Jun 2020
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

This is a pilot of the new delivery method for the Insight Motivational Interviewing training.


Prerequisite: eLearning - Induction - Module 5 - Motivational Interviewing 

The Motivational Interviewing training is now broken into a 4-part modular option, with each session focusing on a specific M.I. skill or topic. These half day workshops will also have a follow-up group Zoom videoconference which is scheduled in the fortnight after each session so that participants can seek additional feedback after applying their new M.I. skills in direct practice. To acquire a certificate for this training, participants are required to attend both the in-person session and the Zoom video conference.
It is recommended that participants complete each session in order, particularly for those workers who are new to counselling and M.I.
MI 1: The Spirit and Core Skills of MI
An understanding of the spirit is essential and will guide further learning and your practice. The first session will cover the underlying spirit of MI, along with the core skills. The core skills are shared with other forms of counselling and they are used across the four processes of MI.
MI 2: Change Talk
The focus of the second session will be on change talk, with time spent on the different subtypes of change talk. The aim is to help you better recognise and respond to change talk when it is evoked from your clients.
MI 3: Evoking Change Talk
This session will focus on how to evoke change talk, the heart of MI. It will also demonstrate how to use the core skills to respond to sustain talk and what to do if there is discord.
MI 4: Planning and Consolidating Commitment
There are four processes of MI and this session looks at how to recognise which stage your client may be at to inform your approach, including the final process of developing a change plan and then consolidating commitment.

Facilitator:  Dan Phillips

This session is the last of the series of four MI sessions - MI 4: Planning and Consolidating Commitment. Participants will be required to attend both the session at Biala and the Zoom video conference. Details on each session are below:

In classroom session: Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 01:00pm-04:00pm at 4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Zoom video conference session: Tuesday, 9th  June 2020, 01:00pm-02:30pm via Zoom video conferencing. (Details and instructions on how to join the meeting will be sent to all registered participants in the lead up to the session. To check out Zoom prior to training, please go to

Please ensure you add both these sessions to your diary once your registration is confirmed.

Tea, coffee are provided at all half-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

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.

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