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Motivational Interviewing 1 : The Spirit of MI

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 6 Oct 2020
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • location
    ONLINE: Zoom Video Conferencing

The Motivational Interviewing training is now broken into 4-part modules, with each session focusing on specific M.I. skills or topics. Each module comprises of one self-directed e-Learning, one Zoom session and a follow-up Zoom call, which is scheduled for the following week after each initial session. Participants will be able to 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 Zoom sessions. The best learning outcomes will be achieved through completing these sessions in order. Please allow up to 3 hours for the initial Zoom session.

MI 1: The Spirit 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 used with other forms of counselling and across the four processes of MI. 

Zoom sessions: 

Workshop: Tuesday 6 October from 9.00am - 12.00pm

Follow-up: Tuesday 13 October from 9.30am - 10.30am.


MI : Spirit of MI e-Learning

Other recommended learning: 

Foundational AOD Concepts (for those new to working in AOD) 

Micro-counselling e-Learning (for those without counselling experience) 

System requirements:

Prior to signing up to attend it is expected that you will ensure you are able to access a computer with an internet connection that will allow streaming of video. In addition, access to a web cam and microphone are required. (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

This Virtual Classroom is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.

Facilitators: James Hoey and Michelle Taylor

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