Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation style to strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to change (Miller & Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change 3rd ed, 2013).

Through this introductory workshop, you will develop the knowledge and skills in MI designed to help your clients explore and resolve ambivalence related to behaviour change.

Over the course of the day, you will learn about the Spirit of MI, the principles and processes that support the approach, to recognize, elicit and respond to change talk, and explore strategies related to behaviour change.

The format includes presentation, video, small group activities, large group discussions, and experiential opportunities to practice foundational communication skills.

This workshop is appropriate for all members of your team, as everyone has a role in engaging with and supporting clients.

Health Care Providers who attend this training will be able to:

  1. Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  2. Describe the Spirit of MI and the Four Processes
  3. Recognize Change Talk and how to respond to it
  4. Demonstrate the four foundational communication skills of MI

The workshop is offered in a one day format, but shorter sessions are available that focus on particular elements of MI. For those who have completed the introductory workshop, there are also opportunities for advanced skills workshops and individual or group coaching.

For more information, please contact Martha Wiggin, Training & Outreach Facilitator.