MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: HELPING PEOPLE COMMIT TO CHANGE - Two days of essential theory and skills training for immediate use with clients
|Date:||4-5 Nov 2020|
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|Organiser:||The Professional Development People|
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 two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing. Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of motivational interviewing and to practice the skills essential to the approach. Workshop participants will be provided with a set of handouts to support their learning both during and following the workshop.
- Describe the background to motivational interviewing as a person-centred, goal-oriented approach for facilitating change.
- Identify a framework for understanding motivational interviewing.
- Discuss the ‘spirit’ of motivational interviewing.
- Discuss the implications of ambivalence and its impact on motivation and change.
- Explain the process of change, drawing on the Stages of Change model and the relationship between importance, confidence and readiness for change.
- Describe the four processes of motivational interviewing.
- Discuss the concepts of ‘sustain talk’, ‘discord’ and ‘change talk’
- Identify key skills for engaging and encouraging people to express their reasons, needs, desire, ability and commitment for change.
- Demonstrate strategies for working with people to increase the possibility of change.
- Discuss the application of the principles and practice of motivational interviewing within a range of settings.
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
4-5 November 2020
9:15am - 4:30pm
Standard fee $596
This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.
Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.
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