Full Day Workshops

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation style to strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to change (Miller & Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change 3rd ed, 2013).


Through this introductory workshop, you will develop the knowledge and skills in MI designed to help your clients explore and resolve ambivalence related to behaviour change.


Over the course of the day, you will learn about the Spirit of MI, the principles and processes that support the approach, to recognize, elicit and respond to change talk, and explore strategies related to behaviour change.


The format includes presentation, video, small group activities, large group discussions, and experiential opportunities to practice foundational communication skills.


This workshop is appropriate for all members of your team, as everyone has a role in engaging with and supporting clients.


Health Care Providers who attend this training will be able to:

  • Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Describe the Spirit of MI and the Four Processes
  • Recognize Change Talk and how to respond to it
  • Demonstrate the four foundational communication skills of MI


The workshop is offered in a one-day format, but shorter sessions are available that focus on particular elements of MI. For those who have completed the introductory workshop, there are also opportunities for advanced skills workshops and individual or group coaching.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI)

CBT is a structured, present-oriented approach that helps clients identify goals that are most important to them and overcome barriers that get in the way. You will learn skills to change thinking and behavior to achieve lasting improvement in mood and functioning. MI complements CBT in many ways including reducing treatment dropouts and increasing client’s motivation. Learn how to use tools and strategies that are effective with clients dealing with chronic disease.


The format includes presentation, video, small group activities, large group discussions, and experiential opportunities to practice skills.


Health Care Providers who attend this training will be able to:

  1. Explain relevance of CBT model and MI in relation to chronic disease self-management
  2. Demonstrate motivational techniques with clients
  3. Identify explain at least 5 tools to use with clients
  4. Develop action plans with clients to encourage engagement in treatment

Previous training in MI or working understanding of the concepts and skills are needed to register for this workshop.


Chronic Pain Self-Management Tools and Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills

 

People with chronic pain who are educated about ways to manage their pain have been shown to have improved outcomes. The Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram (PETD) was designed to enable clients to recall the diagnostic and treatment information provided to them. In addition to using the PETD tool, you will learn MI communication skills needed to help strengthen the relationship with your client and support them in taking actionable steps in chronic pain self-management.


The format includes presentation, video, small group activities, large group discussions, and experiential opportunities to practice the PETD tool and MI skills.


Health Care Providers who attend this training will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram (PETD) and when to use it
  2.  Identify at least 5 tools that can be used when completing a PETD with a client
  3. Demonstrate MI communication skills to facilitate discussion with a client

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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