BC Interior Infant Development Inservice in Penticton, May 31.

GUIDING CHANGE CONVERSATIONS WITH PARENTS, FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS In our final preparation stages for this 1Day training, we are  excited about exploring together ambivalence, readiness and motivation, and helping participants initiate conversations of change for the health improvement of individuals and families.  For more information, contact Wendy Kenward at wkenward@pdcrs.com; 250.487.3356

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Motivational Interviewing in Groups Book: Available, January, 2013

More exciting news for the MI world, who have long-awaited this first publication on Motivational Interviewing in Groups, answering the 30 year old question,’can MI be done in groups’ with a resounding YES! This book offers an evidence-base foundation for adapting MI to group interactions; understanding how MI differs and complements other group approaches; identifying guiding principles, leader functions and MI strategies through...

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Webcast book launch of ‘Becoming Trauma Informed’

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) are hosting a virtual launch of a new book from CAMH – ‘Becoming  Trauma Informed’ (edited by Nancy Poole and Lorraine Greaves). As contributing authors, Cristine and Frances will be speaking about their chapter on Collaborative change conversations: Integrating trauma-informed care and motivational...

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MI 3 Text Now Available!

The third edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change has arrived! Based on the ever-evolving research, MI 3 includes major advances in our understanding of MI such as: the 4 processes model, the addition of acceptance and compassion to MI spirit, and shifting the language of resistance to ‘discord’. Imagine…no more resistance! And that’s just getting started… Over the last month, we have translated...

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Motivational Interviewing Skills Coaching – New Offering this Fall

Have you taken a course on MI and are looking for an opportunity for guided practice? Do you want to stay updated with MI developments? Responding to requests from training participants for additional practice opportunities, Change Talk Associates is offering two group coaching sessions focused on ongoing refinement of MI skills for those who have taken previous training. There are recent and significant changes in MI with the publication of two...

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Women-Centred Tobacco Intervention Guide Now Available

Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Tobacco Intervention Guide can now be downloaded for free from the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. This Practice Guide supports providers in diverse contexts to start a converstaion with women about their smoking and the possibility of quitting. Drawing largely from Motivational Interviewing – an evidence-based communication style to support change –...

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