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Motivational Interviewing for AOD (2 DAYS) - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Wed. 28 Apr 2021
    9:00 am
    Thu. 29 Apr 2021
    4:30 pm

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

Motivational interviewing training involves a blended learning program consisting of 4 self-directed e-Learning modules (approx. three hours), two full-day interactive workshops and a one hour follow up zoom call. Participants are recommended to complete the e-Learning modules in the week prior to their scheduled workshop. The best learning outcomes will be achieved through completing these sessions in order.

The workshop builds on the topics covered in the introductory e-Learning modules and offers opportunities for further application and practice. Topics covered in the interactive workshops include:

Day 1: The Spirit of MI and Change Talk

Day 1 will cover the underlying spirit of MI, along with the core skills which are used In other forms of counselling and across the four processes of MI. The focus will also be on change talk, with time spent on the different subtypes of change talk to help participants better recognise and respond to change talk.

Pre-requisite e-learning: MI : Spirit of MI e-Learning , MI 2: Change talk eLearning

Day 2: Evoking Change Talk  and Planning and Consolidating Commitment 

Day 2 will focus on how to evoke change talk, the heart of MI, and demonstrate how to use the core skills to respond to sustain talk and what to do if there is discord. The final part of the workshop will look at the four processes of MI and how to recognise which stage a client may be at to inform your approach, including the final process of developing a change plan and then consolidating commitment.

Pre-requisite: MI 3: Evoking Change Talk eLearning, MI 4: Planning and Consolidating Commitment eLearning

Follow-up Zoom call – this will be scheduled in the weeks following the training and participants will be advised of the date and time during the workshop. Reminders will also be sent. It will be an opportunity to reflect on implementation of key learnings and skills from the workshop with fellow participants and Insight educators 

Facilitators: Michelle Taylor and James Hoey

Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. Please note that the air conditioning can be temperamental, 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. 

Any last minute changes due to COVID restrictions may mean late cancellation of this workshop. In this case, contact will be made via mobile or e-mail. Please ensure all contact details are up to date on your Insight profile.

Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions for attendance to our workshops.

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