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Using Motivational Interviewing in AOD Practice

by Insight

Event is fully booked.
Event is fully booked.
  • Date & time
    Tue. 23 Jul 2024
    9:00 am
    Wed. 24 Jul 2024
    4:30 pm
  • location
    Edwards-Miller Conference Room, Floor 4, Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Target audience: Queensland based workers in any role across healthcare and community settings who are supporting individuals impacted by problematic alcohol and drug (AOD) use.

This workshop, based on the principles and practices of Motivational Interviewing (MI), offers an opportunity to learn skills for having MI-consistent conversations across different stages of client readiness for change.

Important: To receive a Certificate of Completion for this workshop, participants will need to attend for the full duration of the training on both days and participate in the Masters Class activity at the end of Day 2. Please ensure your availability prior to registering. 

What will be covered:

  • Understanding the MI approach and its relevance in supporting people experiencing AOD issues.
  • Exploring the spirit of MI: partnership, acceptance, compassion, and empowerment.
  • Techniques for creating a safe and non-judgmental space for open conversations.
  • Techniques for engaging people who are at different stages of readiness in relation to their problematic AOD use
  • Tools and resources for continuous learning and application of MI.

Key benefits:

  • Interactive learning: Engage in real plays/skill application exercises, group discussions, and practical activities to solidify your understanding and application of MI techniques.
  • Expert facilitation: Learn from experienced professionals in the field of substance use and motivational interviewing.
  • Resource toolkit: Receive workbooks and access to other job aids and resources to support practice.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with fellow workers to share experiences and best practices.

Day 1: Tuesday 23rd July 2024 9:00am - 4:30pm

Day 2: Wednesday 24th July 2024 9:00am - 4:30pm