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Motivational interviewing: Helping people commit to change - a day of theory and active skills training for immediate use in clients work

Event Details
Date: 18th Oct 2019
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 7
Cost:

Standard fee $288
Student and new graduate discount rates available

Organiser: The Professional Development People
Further information

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Motivational interviewing utilises the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to engage a person in a conversation about change. Resistance is viewed as evidence of ongoing ambivalence about change and is met with reflection and empathy rather than confrontation. Research studies into the clinical effectiveness of motivational interviewing across a vast range of settings have generally supported the claim that motivational interviewing is an effective and adaptable therapeutic style for preparing and supporting people to change. This one-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

Learning objectives

Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Describe the background to motivational interviewing as a person-centred, goal-oriented approach for facilitating change.
  2. Identify a framework for understanding motivational interviewing.
  3. Discuss the ‘spirit’ of motivational interviewing.
  4. Discuss the implications of ambivalence and its impact on motivation and change.
  5. Explain the process of change, drawing on the Stages of Change model and the relationship between importance, confidence and readiness for change.
  6. Describe the four processes of motivational interviewing.
  7. Discuss the concepts of ‘sustain talk’, ‘discord’ and ‘change talk’
  8. Identify key skills for engaging and encouraging people to express their reasons, needs, desire, ability and commitment for change.

Presenter details

Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology, and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia.

Location and date

UTS Short Course Rooms
Level 7, Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

18 October 2019

9:15 - 4:30

Cost

Standard fee $288

This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.

Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.

Registration

Register online by clicking here

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE
www.PDPseminars.com.au
info@PDPseminars.com.au
Ph: 1300 887 622

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers