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Motivational Interviewing Skills Training - Auckland - July 2021

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. This interactive one or two-day workshop provides an introduction to Motivational Interviewing.

1 Day Workshop: An introduction to Motivational Interviewing - Guiding change in helping conversations

The aim of this interactive workshop is to give participants the opportunity to experience the basics of MI and decide the level of interest in learning more. Participants will be introduced to, and provided with the opportunities to explore the following:

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the fundamental spirit and processes of MI

Directly experience the MI approach and contrast it with others

Be acquainted with relevant evidence of efficacy

Learn practical guidelines for exchanging information/giving advice “in the spirit of MI”

Learn a MI strategy for assessing and building motivation

Have direct practice in, and experience of, these particular applications

2 Day Workshop: Motivational Interviewing - Processes and skills

Following on from Day 1, the aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of the style of MI, and how to continue applying it in practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Strengthen empathic listening skills

Direct practice and experience in the use of the core skills (including open ended questions, affirming, reflective listening, summarising) throughout the four processes of MI

Direct practice in listening for, and responding to, change talk

Learn the fundamental client language cues, that allow continued feedback and learning in practice.

Who should attend?

Anyone who works to support others to change, including case workers, social workers, counsellors, teachers, youth workers, community mental health nurses, school counsellors, school leadership, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, corrections and youth justice workers.

Presenter Eileen Britt is a member of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network of Trainers, an international collective of MI trainers who promote excellence in the training, research, practice and implementation of MI. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury and has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in mental health, health, criminal justice and research settings.


1 Day Workshop:

Earlybird Price - $295.00 inc GST

Standard Price - $325.00 inc GST

2 Day Workshop:

Earlybird Price - $410.00 inc GST

Standard Price - $460.00 inc GST

Earlybird Special finish 3 weeks prior to the event start date.

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