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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This workshop takes place on Zoom over one day. The workshop aims to help build a deeper understanding and strengthen your core Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills. Participants will be practice and consolidate their reflective listening skills and ability to interact with change and sustain talk . This course is ideal for practitioners who have completed an introduction to Motivational Interviewing course or workshop and wish to advance their skills in practising MI.

  • Importance of MI Spirit
  • Four Processes of MI
  • Emphasis on Change Talk
  • Depth, Strength and Momentum
  • Working with Sustain Talk and Discord
  • Search for the Mechanisms Of Action in MI
  • Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity code (MITI) 4.2.1
  • How to increase proficiency in MI
  • Working with coded and uncoded transcripts
  • Reflective practice
  • Deepening reflections
  • Fine tuning listening skills

At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

  • Recognize their strengths, develop skills and confidence as a practitioner
  • Identify areas for continued development
  • Have a plan for deliberately practicing MI skills
  • Have completed an accurate assessment of their own MI skills and ability
  • Identify strengths as a practitioner and area for growth in MI

The Trainer

Dr Joel Porter is MINT Certified MI trainer and Clinical Psychologist living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professor role with the University of Canberra, Centre for Applied Psychology. Since 2003, Joel has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network. Joel and Steve Rollnick host the free monthly MI & Beyond webinar. For the past 18 years, Joel has been providing MI training in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, China, Europe and North America.