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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - 2 Days

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 29 Nov 2022
    8:45 am
    Tue. 6 Dec 2022
    4:30 pm

  • location
    Virtual Classroom: Zoom

Motivational interviewing (MI) training involves a blended learning program consisting of 4 self-directed eLearning modules (approx. three hours total), two full-day interactive workshops and a one hour follow up zoom call.  

This two-day workshop builds on the content covered in the introductory eLearning modules by providing structured opportunities for application, practice and discussion. 

Day 1: The Spirit of MI and Change Talk 

Tuesday 29th November 2022,  8:45am - 4:30pm

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 workshop focuses on how to recognise and respond to change talk, including the different subtypes of change talk and ways of evoking confidence. 

Day 2: Evoking Change Talk, Processes and Consolidating Commitment 

Tuesday 6th December 2022,  8:45am - 4:30pm

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 workshop will look at the four processes of MI, how to recognise which stage your client may be at to inform your approach, including giving information and advice, consolidating commitment and developing a change plan. 

To attend the virtual classroom please ensure:

  • Your device has reliable internet to stream video and audio
  • Your camera is able to remain on for the full duration of the workshop (except during designated breaks or as advised by the facilitator) and you have a microphone to enable you to engage in activities and discussions;
  • You have access to the participant workbook (either electronically on a second screen, or a printed copy);
  • You are in a quiet, appropriate space with minimal distractions;
  • You are logged in on an individual device (do not join workshop as a group with other registered or non-registered participants).

NB. This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only. 

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