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Motivational Interviewing: Developing Skills

This workshop builds on the two day Foundation Skills to refresh and extend your MI practice.

Online workshop
Thursday 11 September 2024



Have you completed a two day Foundation Skills course in Motivational Interviewing? Are you looking for a chance to refresh your MI skills, consolidate learning and look for your next steps in learning MI? Then this one day professional development workshop may be for you.
Perhaps you enjoyed meeting MI, but the details are getting fuzzy. Or you’ve been using the skills and are curious to check in with how you’re going. Or maybe you’re looking for the next step in developing your use of MI in practice.

While MI offers practical and accessible skills to try from the outset, the approach takes time and practice to make the most of its potential to help us have more meaningful and productive conversations about change.

With minimal lecture-based learning, this workshop provides participants to practice core skills in a positive learning environment with coached feedback. The aim is to have fun revisiting the skills, and gain more focus in their ongoing practice.

The workshop extends the foundation skills training, including deepening reflections, exploring the role of values and working with change talk.

The learning objectives include:

  • Refresh and deepen understanding of the MI framework
  • Learn from observation and small group practice
  • Deepen understanding of guiding within a client-centred approach
  • Practice core component skills, such as developing useful complex reflections within change conversations
  • Practice identifying core personal values and their relevance to the change process
  • Practice working with change talk
  • Develop strategies to monitor our use of the skills and continue to develop after the workshop is over.

Workshop details

The workshop will be held online via Zoom, providing break out rooms for small group discussion and skills practice. Workshop numbers will be limited to create a comfortable and personalised learning environment.

Times: Session will be held 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


  • $396 (inc GST) for professionals in the not for profit, community and government sectors (subsidised fee)
  • $550 (inc GST) for professionals in the corporate and commercial sector (full fee)

It is important that you have access to a stable internet connection for Zoom. Please contact Helen at if you are unsure which registration fee is applicable.

All registrations include a non refundable fee of $100 up to 14 days of the workshop commencement. Workshop registrations are not refundable within 14 days of the workshop commencement.

Required prior training

As this workshop has been developed to deepen existing understanding of MI, it is important that all participants have prior training in MI, preferably the equivalent of at least a 2 day foundation skills course. As MI has also been evolving, it is recommended that participants also are familiar with the changes to MI that were presented in the 3rd edition version of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2013) by William Miller and Steve Rollnick. If you have any questions about whether your prior exposure to MI is sufficient, please do not hesitate to contact me.