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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing for use in person-centred counselling.

Course overview

Motivational Interviewing is a guiding style of communication that uses the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to evoke a conversation with a person about their personal motivation for change.

This workshop includes a presentation, group discussion and interactive group activities.

What you will learn
  • Understand the principles underpinning Motivational Interviewing
  • Learn about the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Understand motivation and ambivalence and explore the stages of change
  • Explore the strategy of Change Talk
  • Gain an introductory understanding of O.A.R.S and Applied applications of Motivational Interviewing
  • Develop self-care strategies and understand its benefits
Who should enrol

Anyone interested in exploring the techniques of Motivational Interviewing, including:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Mental Health Peer Workers
  • Community Service Workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Employment Sector Workers
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Training Options

This course, and all of Mental Health Coordinating Council’s professional development training, can be tailor-made to your workforce and delivered at your workplace. Contact us to find out more training@mhcc.org.au

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