Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - Friday, December 9, 2022
Learn and experience the foundations of Motivational Interviewing while connecting with other helping professionals.
Increasing attention is being paid to the benefits of an evidence-based, Motivational Interviewing (MI) communication style to enhance engagement and build motivation for change across a range of populations and practice areas such as physical and mental health; substance use; child and family services; physical rehabilitation services; and education and prevention programming. MI is a respectful and compassionate way of supporting people in making changes in their lives and has also been found to be helpful when working cross-culturally.
Over 4 mornings, learners will explore the foundations of Motivational Interviewing to support them in their work with others. Combining facilitated, 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. No previous experience in MI is necessary.
To maximize the online learning experience, the class size is limited to 16 participants.
Preparation Activity – Independent Learning (30 mins)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PT (synchronous = together) Session 1 – What is MI and how does it work?
Friday, December 2, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PT (synchronous) Session 2 – Engaging & Core Skills
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PT(synchronous) Session 3 – Dancing with Discord & Focusing
Friday, December 9, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PT (synchronous) Session 4 – Sharing Information and Evoking Change
Each session will also have a 30 minute independent take-away activity.
Total learning hours = 13
Helping professionals who support others in making health and related changes, such as social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, pharmacists, educators, coaches, nurses, and physicians.