What is Motivational Interviewing?
It’s a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change. It’s a goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change.
How can these workshops help you and your clients?
Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered counselling method for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. It uses open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries to allow for you to encourage and support clients to make positive changes. It is designed to strengthen a client’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own arguments for change.
Workshop 1 – Introduction and Refresher 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
If you are new to Motivational Interviewing, this 3.5 hour introduction will provide you with an understanding of the philosophy behind Motivational Interviewing. You will also learn through guided practice with each of the Motivational Interviewing core skills (OARS).
This workshop is also suitable for practitioners who have learned Motivational Interviewing in the past, but have had little practice with it. This session will spark your memory and offer a chance to dust off your skills.
Workshop 2 – Advancing Your Skills 1:00 pm – 4:30pm
Push your Motivational Interviewing skills to the edge of your comfort zone where the greatest learning happens. Using guided practice and feedback, build upon your Motivational Interviewing skills in this 3.5 hour session. Learn what current Motivational Interviewing research says is the single most effective tool to strengthen motivation in your clients and practice incorporating core skills for greater outcomes.
Workshop /Training Fee (per person) *No refunds after March 11
$129 Full day (Both workshops) – includes lunch and light refreshments
$75 Either Workshop 1 & 2 – includes light refreshments
These workshops are hosted by Literacy Link Niagara.