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Workshop

Micro-counselling Skills and Brief Interventions - Townsville

by Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 20 Aug 2021
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Palmerston Street Conference Room, Palmerston Street Facility (ATODS) Vincent Campus, 190 Palmerston Street, VINCENT QLD 4814

In the counselling environment, a well-established therapeutic relationship provides the necessary foundation for delivering a wide range of treatment interventions that enhance treatment outcomes. In the AOD counselling environment, brief interventions are often delivered opportunistically to raise a client’s awareness of some of the issues associated with their AOD use. A sound skill in the use of micro-counselling skills can build a strong therapeutic relationship that thereby facilitates clients’ optimal receipt of treatment for problematic AOD use.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • enhancing interpersonal communication by developing primary attending behaviours, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, therapeutic or empathic listening skills
  • developing and maintaining a productive therapeutic relationship
  • using kinesics and proxemics in brief intervention delivery
  • recognising and overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • using the FRAMES and FLAGS brief interventions models
  • skills practise


Presenter: Warren Losberg.

Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions for attendance to our workshops.

NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch


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