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Training

Applied (Advanced) Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.

Motivational Interviewing uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen. People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make.

Motivational Interviewing is designed for workers who support people to make life changes, participants are guided through applying Motivational Interviewing strategies in their work using a mixture of group discussion, audio-visual presentations, role-plays and reflection.

The workshop content is delivered using a variety of training methods, including didactic presentation, small and large group discussion and role-play exercises.

What you will learn
  • Facilitating Change talk
  • Strengths based language
  • O.A.R.S techniques in practice
  • Decisional Matrix
  • The Columbo Approach (Finding discrepancies)

 

Pre-requisite
You must complete the Introduction to Motivational Interviewing training before attending this Advanced Motivational Interviewing training. In order to build on the skills covered in the introductory course, you can use the time between the training sessions (at least a month) to practice and apply these skills. This way the trainer can help you to reflect and build on your Motivational Interviewing learning during the second session.

 

Course fee

MHCC Members Non-members
$177 $201

Completion options

Face-to-face Workshops
This training can also be completed face-to-face, either in the same split-days format as the online version, or 2 x full-day face-to-face training sessions on consecutive days.*

*Pre-requisite – You must complete the Introduction to Motivational Interviewing training before attending this Advanced MI training. In order to build on the skills covered in the introductory course, you can use the time between the training sessions (at least a month) to practice and apply these skills. This way the trainer can help you to reflect and build on your MI learning during the second session.

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

Course content

  • Explore the background and principles underlying motivational interviewing.
  • Understand motivation and ambivalence and identify stages of change.
  • Apply the principles and practice of motivational interviewing within the context of mental health and substance use.
  • Develop core skills used in motivational interviewing for eliciting change-talk and strategies for “rolling with resistance and reluctance”.
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