Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 9:30 AM PDT – Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:30 AM PDT
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 helpful when working cross-culturally.
Over 4 mornings, learners will explore Motivational Interviewing’s foundations 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 begin to integrate an MI approach into their conversations immediately. No previous experience in MI is necessary.
To maximize the online learning experience, class size is limited to 16 participants.
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, dentists, nurses, and physicians.