Motivational Interviewing is a skills-based approach to conversations about change that focuses on the client’s needs and wants. MI offers a framework for navigating the common experiences of resistance and ambivalence that so often accompanies the change process.
MI is an evolving, dynamic field where our understanding of “what works” in conversations about change is constantly being fine-tuned. The workshops are informed by the most current thinking in MI from leading clinicians, trainers and researchers in the international community. Key workshops include:
This two-day workshop introduces the framework and rationale of MI, core skills and application of these skills across the change process. Combining theory with practice, the workshop provides a comprehensive overview into what MI is, what it isn’t and how it works in practice.
As a follow up from the Foundation Skills workshop, this one-day course offers an opportunity to refresh, consolidate and deepen understanding of MI and practical application of the model after a period of putting the skills into practice.
This two-day workshop is a more comprehensive version of the one-day Developing Skills workshop, with more time for reflection, intensive practice, observation and coaching to help bring the skills together into more flowing conversations.
MI for Supervisors:
Conducted over one or two days as needed, this course is ideal for those with previous training in MI and who are in a supervisory or line management role. The workshop offers frameworks and skills in both using MI in supervision and to support others to learn and build confidence in MI.
The mindful helper
This course is a strengths-based workshop for helping professionals to explore and reflect on what is happening on our side of the helping relationship, and to enhance our capacity to provide sustainable, effective and meaningful support to others.
Working with substance use
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is prevalent in our community and will present in a wide range of treatment settings. This one-day interactive workshop provides a practical approach to understanding and working with clients who misuse alcohol and other drugs, consolidating the most helpful concepts and skills gathered over my 13 year career in AOD treatment. The workshop is suitable for professionals who do not specialise in AOD treatment, early career AOD clinicians learning their craft and more experienced AOD clinicians wanting to reflect and refresh their practice.
Effective communication for leaders
Effective communication is one of the most critical skills of leadership, from individual encounters to organisation-wide strategic planning and implementation. Drawing on the principles of Motivational Interviewing, this workshop has been developed for managers and senior executives in both not-for-profit and corporate settings.