Next course to be held in 2022. Join the mailing list for notification of dates.  

Have you completed a two day Foundation Skills course in Motivational Interviewing? Are you feeling a connection with MI and wanting more? Are you looking for a chance to deepen your MI skills and integrate them more effectively into your practice? Then this two day skill development workshop may be for you.

This workshop is incorporates and extends the one day MI Developing Skills, offering more in depth learning and time for practice.

While MI offers practical and accessible skills to try from the outset, the approach takes time and practice to make the most of its potential to help us have more meaningful and productive conversations about change.

With minimal lecture-based learning, this workshop provides participants to practice core skills in a positive learning environment with coached feedback.  The aim is to have fun revisiting the skills, and gain more focus in their ongoing practice.

The workshop extends the foundation skills training, including deepening reflections, working with difficulty, exploring the role of values and working with change talk.

The learning objectives include:

  • Refresh and deepen understanding of the MI framework
  • Learn from observation and small group practice
  • Deepen understanding of guiding within a client-centred approach
  • Practice core component skills, such as developing useful complex reflections within change conversations
  • Practice working with the four processes of change conversations: Engage, focus, evoke and plan.
  • Apply MI principles to working with challenging presentations
  • Practice identifying core personal values and their relevance to the change process
  • Practice identifying and working with different types of change talk
  • Practice basic coding of both clinician and client talk
  • Develop strategies to monitor our use of the skills and continue to develop after the workshop is over.

As this workshop has been developed to deepen existing understanding of MI, it is important that all participants have prior training in MI, preferably the equivalent of at least a 2 day foundation skills course. As MI has also been evolving, it is recommended that participants also are familiar with the changes to MI that were presented in the 3rd edition version of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2013) by William Miller and Steve Rollnick. If you have any questions about whether your prior exposure to MI is sufficient, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Workshop details

Next workshop will be held 2022.

All registrations include a non refundable fee of $100 up to 7 days of the workshop commencement. Workshop registrations are not refundable within 7 days of the workshop commencement.