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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Presentation at International MI Conference in Venice, June 2012

On June 19th, Cristine co-presented with fellow MINT member, Wolfgang Hannöver from Germany, on “MI, Women & Tobacco: Translating Research to Practice” at the International Conference on Motivational Interviewing (ICMI) in Venice, Italy. The presentation highlighted our work with the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Tobacco Research Team in developing a women-centred tobacco brief intervention...

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BC Centre for Ability forms MI Community of Practice

Following a 2 day Intro to MI course in January 2012 with SLP’s, OT’s and PT’s, it is exciting to learn that the  BC Centre for Ability has formed an MI Community of Practice. The interest in MI has also prompted another Introductory offering on May 14 & 15. Check out our events page for more information.

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Video presentation posted: Talking with women about alcohol and pregnancy

In September 2011, Cristine was invited to present on ‘Talking with Women about Alcohol and Pregnancy’ for the Government of Alberta’s FASD Learning Series. The 2 hour presentation is now posted on their website.  FASD prevention is discussed in relation to how we communicate with pregnant women and women in their childbearing years along the continuum of risk. Cristine shares an integrated approach, and skills and strategies...

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