I offer skills-based training with a specialist focus on:
- Motivational Interviewing: Foundation Skills to Advanced, MI for Supervisors, as well as specialist applications
- Substance misuse and treatment
- Effective communication for leaders.
Training can be tailored to the needs of the organisations, ranging from a brief webinar to a structured course conducted over several days or months. Individual and group coaching offer further opportunities for trainees to consolidate skills and embed them in day-to-day practice.
Training draws on adult learning principles, incorporating a range of learning styles, experiential learning and coached skill development. It is important that training occurs in a positive environment, where participants feel safe, respected and have the opportunity to relate the training to their area of work.
I encourage organisations to identify cost-effective strategies to support workers to keep learning active and ongoing. As part of this process, I offer a series of follow up emails for people who have attended the MI Foundation Skills workshop, to help remain actively engaged with MI learning.
Supervision, coaching and mentoring
Supervision offers both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to grow, challenge themselves and flourish. It is important that supervision provides a safe environment in which to explore strengths and concerns, develop and practice skills, and consider broader professional direction.
The content and format of supervision is flexible, depending on the needs of each person. We work together to tailor supervision to preferred learning styles, needs and hopes. The work may include discussion of specific clinical interactions, principles of practice, parallel process, in-the-moment practice and feedback, self-reflection, and exploration of broader work practices and career paths.
Ultimately, the aim of supervision is to support helping professionals to maximise their strengths, and develop skills and resilience for sustainable, rewarding careers. What worked for us at one point in our career may not work in another, just as new or unexpected opportunities may emerge. There is no one right path and supervision is a valuable tool to help each of us to discover what best enhances our sense of meaning and fulfilment in this work.