Support Group Practice Guide now available! July 2014

  The work of this Support Group Practice Guide (SGPG) was initiated and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Western Region. It is the result of a synergy between the insights, dedication and practical wisdom of CAPC*, CPNP*, and AHS* group facilitators who embody much of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Spirit in their work with vulnerable women; our capacities as MI trainers, group facilitators and knowledge translators...

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Trauma-Informed Practice Guide available for download! July 2013

Download here!! The Trauma-Informed Practice Guide and Organizational Checklist (TIP), much anticipated by practitioners, programs and systems alike, is ‘fully endorsed by the BC Mental Health and Substance Use system of care ‘ (TIP, p. iv). You will find here concrete strategies that help  translate trauma-informed principles into practice to increase support, safety and engagement. Change Talk Associates appreciates the...

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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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