CTA offers continuing education and coaching in Motivational Interviewing for helping professionals

Motivational Interviewing

A collaborative and compassionate communication style to support engagement and build motivation for change. Informed by decades of research, Motivational Interviewing (MI) conversations hear opportunity in ambivalence and guide towards change.

Our Services

Introductory MI

Explore the foundations of Motivational Interviewing to support others in making changes. Gain both knowledge and practical skills to begin to integrate an MI approach into conversations immediately.

Advancing MI

Build confidence and competence in using an MI approach in practice through self-assessment, coaching and feedback. Deepen understanding of relational and technical components of MI and continue to learn how to learn MI.

MI Skills Coaching

Refine your MI skills and build on what is already working with specific feedback from an MI Coach.

Upcoming Events

September – Introductory Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals

September – Introductory Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 9:30 AM PDT – Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:30 AM PDT

Over 4 mornings, learners will explore the foundations of Motivational Interviewing to support them in their work with others. Combining synchronous (together) learning via Zoom and independent activities, helping professionals will gain both knowledge and practical skills to immediately begin to integrate an MI approach into their conversations.

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Cristine Urquhart

Cristine Urquhart, MSW, RSW, co-founder of Change Talk Associates and member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (2007), has trained thousands of helping professionals across Canada in an MI style of communication. She has presented at numerous provincial, national and international conferences. Cristine is published in the areas of MI Communities of Practice, MI and trauma-informed practice and women and substance use.

Training Inquiry

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What Our Clients Say

Excellent course, excellent instructor! Thank you so much – I’d happily take a semester long course from Cristine in this topic!Physician Assistant, 2020

This experience has been very transformative and inspiring. Thank you for the way that you teach!Social Work, 2020

Really appreciated the skill and expertise of the instructor. It was clear how well she knew the material and was really able to keep things relevant and made the 2-days feel meaningful and enjoyable. Thanks!Intake Coordinator, 2020

Cristine, I’ve never had such a profound seminar leader. Great Job.Youth Counselor, 2020

You bring calmness and grounding to your teachings. So nice. Thanks for creating a safe space to learn.Helping Professional, 2019

Amazing workshop! So glad I attended. I would definitely recommend to colleagues. This helped me developed skills that will help me be a better counsellor.Counsellor, 2018

An excellent introduction to a tool that should be in every clinician’s toolbox. I wish I had found out about this sooner.Physician, 2018

Excellent resource to any healthcare professional, and from a personal development standpoint. Will be recommending to colleagues.Speech & Language Pathologist, 2018

Awesome presenter! Very skilled at managing group dynamics and encouraging the energy of the group.Occupational Therapist, 2018

Thanks for a great experience – Cristine is a fantastic facilitator. Very warm, knowledgeable, and flexible to the needs of the group. She also did a great job adjusting the material to fit with the online format and keep people engaged.Social Worker online learning, 2020

This was a fantastic training. I loved how you modelled MI through your skilled facilitation and created a safe space for learning even via Zoom. Thank you so much.Helping Professional online learning, 2020

.The course took MI concepts from conceptual to practical and implementable for me – I feel I walked away with a few quick changes I can make in my day-to-day practice to counsel patients more effectively.Family Physician, online learning 2020

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