At the end of this interactive one day training program, you will be able to:
- understand client behaviour and motivation to change
- utilise practical communication skills to encourage conversation and support change
- assess your client’s readiness to change through the transtheoretical model of behaviour change
- utilise motivational interviewing skills to explore and resolve a client’s ambivalence
- deal with a client’s resistance in a constructive and positive way
- put motivational interviewing into practice
The one day training includes many opportunities for reflection and review. Non-threatening group activities are incorporated throughout the day.
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Who Should Attend
The one day training program is ideal for professionals who would like to:
- offer extended support (or brief intervention depending on time)
- assist their clients accept and deal with chronic ill health
- encourage positive lifestyle changes that will improve a client’s health and wellbeing
- increase their skills, knowledge and confidence in motivational interviewing
- effectively explore and resolve a client’s ambivalence
- confidently prepare their clients for change
Please note that all participants are invited to fill out a pre-training needs assessment form to assist us in tailoring the training to suit your specific setting.
The Professionals Who We Have Assisted
- General Practitioners
- Allied Health Staff (OTs and Physiotherapists)
- Health and Wellbeing Coordinators (for e.g. alcohol and other drugs (including nicotine addiction), weight management, physical activity, gambling, medication compliance)
- Counsellors (including AOD), Psychologists and Social Workers
- Oncology Professionals
- Hearing Professionals
- Oral Health Professionals
- Vocational Consultants/Employment Support Consultants (for e.g. multiple sclerosis)
- Health Service Providers/Professionals (who provide workplace health checks)
- Outreach and Community Workers/Support Workers/Case Managers
- Defence Personnel
- Diabetes Educators
- Health Promotion Officers
- Pilates Instructors
- Education Professionals
About Your Facilitator
Stavroula Zandes, Director
Stavroula has a background in psychology and counselling, and worked with the Cancer Council Victoria (Quit Victoria) for 20 years in tobacco control. Her roles initially included Quitline telephone counsellor, and as a Quit Educator running seminars for smokers in the workplace and community setting.
During her time at the Cancer Council, she also managed and delivered Quit’s training programs to a range of health and community professionals across Australia. As a result, Stav has trained thousands of professionals from various sectors… Her relationships with these organisations and Educators, inspired her to establish ‘Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants’ to continue to provide education and training in an area that she is deeply passionate about – people’s health and wellbeing.
Stav and her team provide a professional service and create a safe haven for learning – we are the perfect solution for your training and professional development needs, and look forward to working with you to help improve your confidence, knowledge and skills in motivational interviewing.
Read Stav’s full bio here.
What do previous participants have to say?
“Very relevant. Stav’s presentation was excellent. I definitely will try to implement the skills I have learnt today.”
“The practical nature of the session and the structure, where I felt I was given ample opportunity to practice the skills I learnt with my fellow clinicians.”
“Incredibly engaging, and engagement in conversation was brilliant. Was presented in a very usable way. Examples of different situations. It was realistic to be able to put into practice.”
“Lots of ideas and strategies to try using in clinic, especially for resistant/aggressive clients.”
“I loved this session today – it’s nothing I’ve ever done before. A great and simple approach which is doable.”
“Very engaging and motivating; practical and full of great examples.”
“Greatly appreciate your expertise. Thanks!”
“Liked the common sense approach – it was practical and useful. I really enjoyed this.”
“The positive enthusiastic presenter – Stav you have inspired me. Thanks for all the positive stories and applications and information.”
“Liked the scenarios, and how applicable and relevant they were to each particular workplace.”
“Gave me confidence in using a different approach dealing with negative clients.”
“Stav was very engaging, flexible & responsive. Content was relevant & exciting.”
“Liked the practical strategies we can use straight away. I really liked the pros/cons’ table and will definitely be using this.”
“Very thankful for the opportunity to engage in this training today. Learnt a lot, affirmed a lot, feeling a lot more comfortable with the ideas now. Thanks Stav!”
“Useful strategies for engaging resistant clients, particularly those who have relapsed.”
“Stav was passionate, informative and engaging. Best ‘work’ training thing I’ve been to.”
“Stav’s expertise, engagement skills, knowledge and humour. It was a thoroughly wonderful learning opportunity, and I think that all health care providers be encouraged to complete this training.”
“This was such a useful course. I’ve been using the techniques on everyone including myself. My favourite technique is asking my clients “What would you change in relation to… if you had a magic wand?” I have used this twice with the same client to identify a very specific goal, and it’s been great.”
“Thank you for a great day. I was very sceptical about motivational interviewing as you probably realised, it’s not my style, but I found the day fantastic.”
“The content was relevant, well-structured and easy to follow. I actually feel like I have learnt something new. P.S. I sent 3 sms during the lunch break to my family to say, ‘best training I’ve done in years! :)”
“Stav, thank you so much for all your information. I enjoyed the day so much, and I know it was for my professional life, but if I’m honest with myself, I also got so much out of it for my personal life as well. You are an amazing presenter!!!”
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