workshops

Workshops can be tailored to the needs of the organisation. The following outline some of the most popular training options.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a skills-based approach to conversations about change. The approach focuses on the client’s needs and wants, and provides a framework for navigating through the resistance and ambivalence that so often accompanies the change process.

MI is an evolving, dynamic field where our understanding of “what works” in conversations about change is constantly being fine-tuned. Our workshops are informed by the most current thinking in MI from key clinicians, trainers and researchers in the international community.

Key workshops include:

Foundation Skills:

This two-day workshop introduces the framework and rationale of MI, core skills and application of these skills across the change process. Combining theory with practice, the workshop provides a comprehensive overview into what MI is, what it isn’t and how it works in practice.

Motivational Interviewing : Foundation Skills

Developing Skills:

As a follow up from the Foundation Skills workshop, this one-day course offers an opportunity to revisit and deepen understanding and application of the model after a period of putting the skills into practice.

Motivational Interviewing : Developing Skills

Deepening Practice:

This two day workshop extends the refresher with more intensive practice, observation and coaching to help bring the skills together into more flowing conversations.

MI for Supervisors:

Conducted as either a one or two day workshop, this course is ideal for those with previous training in MI and who are in a supervisory or line management role. The course offers frameworks and skills in both using MI in supervision and in using supervision to support others’ learning in MI.

Motivational Interviewing : MI for Supervisors

Working with substance misuse

Delivered as a one or two day workshop, this course provides practical skills for understanding and working with clients who misuse alcohol or other drugs. Aimed at the professional in a generalist or other specialist area of treatment, the workshop offers both accessible tools and invites clinicians to evaluate how existing skills may be helpful in working with a less familiar presenting issue.

Effective communication for leaders

This workshop has been developed for the senior executive in the corporate setting, where communication skills play a critical role in performing well in day-to-day encounters through to ensuring success of strategic planning and implementation.

Therapeutic processes

These workshops can be tailored to the needs of the staff. They focus on the therapeutic relationship being formed and developing deeper understanding of what is going on for the client. The workshops aim to build skills and grapple with the complexities of therapeutic work.