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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: HELPING PEOPLE COMMIT TO CHANGE - Two days of essential theory and skills training for immediate use with clients.


Faculty:
Alison Bell, Registered Nurse, BA (Psychology), Diploma Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Duration:
Two full days
Product Code:
72227
Media Type:
Live Webcast
Access:
Access for 90 day(s) after program date.

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Description

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Motivational interviewing utilises the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to engage a person in a conversation about change. Resistance is viewed as evidence of ongoing ambivalence about change, and is met with reflection and empathy rather than confrontation.

Research studies into the clinical effectiveness of motivational interviewing across a vast range of settings have generally supported the claim that motivational interviewing is an effective and adaptable therapeutic style for preparing and supporting people to change. This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing. Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of motivational interviewing and to practice the skills essential to the approach. Workshop participants will be provided with a set of handouts to support their learning both during and following the workshop.

Faculty

Alison Bell, Registered Nurse, BA (Psychology), Diploma Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Certificate IV Training and Assessment's Profile

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Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology, and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia


Registration Details

Live Interactive Webcast registration
Fees: $398 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $199 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $58 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 14 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 

Objectives

Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Describe the background to motivational interviewing as a person-centred, goal-oriented approach for facilitating change.
  2. Identify a framework for understanding motivational interviewing.
  3. Discuss the ‘spirit’ of motivational interviewing.
  4. Discuss the implications of ambivalence and its impact on motivation and change.
  5. Explain the process of change, drawing on the Stages of Change model and the relationship between importance, confidence and readiness for change.
  6. Describe the four processes of motivational interviewing.
  7. Discuss the concepts of ‘sustain talk’, ‘discord’ and ‘change talk’
  8. Identify key skills for engaging and encouraging people to express their reasons, needs, desire, ability and commitment for change.
  9. Demonstrate strategies for working with people to increase the possibility of change.
  10. Discuss the application of the principles and practice of motivational interviewing within a range of settings.​

“Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach that is an essential addition to the repertoire of clinicians.”  Alison Bell

 

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • An opportunity to reflect on current practice.
  • An opportunity to improve on current practice.  
  • Reduce client resistance and conflict in clinical practice.

Outline

DAY 1

Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Background to motivational interviewing.
  • Introduction to the spirit of motivational interviewing.
  • The continuum of styles.
  • Understanding ambivalence

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Exploring readiness for change.
  • The four processes of motivational interviewing.
  • Motivational interviewing core skills (OARS).
  • Change talk and sustain talk.
  • Responding to sustain talk and reducing discord.

DAY 2

Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Review of Day One.
  • The Focusing process.
  • Exchanging information.
  • Practicing focusing.

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • The Evoking process.
  • Strategies for Evoking change talk.
  • Practicing recognising, evoking and responding to change talk.
  • The Planning Process.
  • Practicing Planning.
  • Bringing it all together and applying motivational interviewing in practice.​

Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the quiz, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title. 

For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Webcast Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULE

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:45pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am

Lunch Break
  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
  1:45pm - 5:00pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm

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