Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change, and is a highly recommended, evidence-based approach to helping people address their substance use behaviours. It is recommended for all practitioners based in AOD and mental health settings who provide direct support to people experiencing substance use concerns.
The Motivational Interviewing training in the Virtual Classroom format is broken into 4-part modules, with each session focusing on specific MI skills or topics. Each module comprises one self-directed eLearning and one Zoom session. Following the virtual classrooms, participants are invited to take part in “follow-up” Zoom calls scheduled throughout the year. In these follow up calls, participants will be able to seek additional feedback after applying their new M.I. skills in direct practice.
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.
Pre-requisite: MI 2: Change talk eLearning
Prior to signing up please ensure you have access to a computer with reliable internet connection that will allow streaming of video. Access to a webcam and microphone is also 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 https://zoom.us/.
NB: This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.