Two Days Motivational Interviewing Training – Mon 20 & Tues 21 June 2022

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Two Days Motivational Interviewing Training – Mon 20 & Tues 21 June 2022


Motivating Clients Towards a Positive Change

Program Details

Date: Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 June 2022
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm (on both days)
Venue: The Hub @ Docklands (80 Harbour Esplanade), Melbourne
Cost: $445 per person (concession/student rates apply – please contact us)
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* Please Note: COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at the venue. If we need to cancel this training as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and Government restrictions, you will be offered a full refund, or the option to attend at a later date.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on (03) 8502 0006.

On the second day of our motivational interviewing training, we will further explore the key themes presented on day 1, plus provide participants with additional opportunities to practice their motivational interviewing skills in a safe and supportive environment…

About the Two Day Course

Do you want to…

  • learn practical tips to gain client rapport quickly and effectively?
  • explore and resolve a client’s ambivalence and prepare them for change?
  • increase your client’s retention and engagement in treatment?
  • learn how to reframe the client’s perspective and invite a new one?
  • reduce client resistance and increase their motivation to change?
  • further develop your empathy, listening and questioning skills?
  • learn how to manage relapse and build your client’s self-confidence?
  • explore values and use this to strengthen clients’ motivation to change?
  • learn how to give advice and offer suggestions the MI way?
  • refine your goal setting approach and set effective action plans?
  • provide client-centred care?
  • overall increase your own confidence, knowledge and skills in MI?
  • practice, practice, practice?

If YES, then this training program is for you!

The training  program will also provide you with the opportunity to observe motivational interviewing in practice, with the trainer role playing some of the key skills and principles.

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.

Can’t Make this Date?

Then email us today to register your interest for future training.

Alternatively if you would like a session on motivational interviewing presented in your workplace, please contact us today.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this interactive two day training program, you will:

  • better understand client behaviour and motivation to change
  • effectively assess your client’s readiness to change through the transtheoretical model of behaviour change and the behaviour change rulers
  • put into practice a range of motivational interviewing skills to explore and resolve a client’s ambivalence, including asking thought provoking questions and listening reflectively
  • utilise practical communication skills to encourage conversation and comfortably manage and diffuse resistance in a constructive and positive way that supports the client towards change
  • use a client’s values to strengthen their motivation to change
  • give advice and offer suggestions the motivational interviewing way
  • feel confident to put motivational interviewing into practice straight away

The two day training program includes many opportunities for reflection and review. Non-threatening group activities are incorporated throughout the two days.

Want Some Further Information about MI?

Then review our blog posts below which nicely summarise the key principles of motivational interviewing, and which we present throughout our 2 day training program. The articles are as follows:

Who Should Attend

The two day training program is ideal for professionals who would like to:

  • effectively engage pre-contemplators and/or clients who are stuck, angry, in denial and resistant to change
  • explore and resolve their client’s ambivalence and support them towards positive change
  • encourage their clients to accept, commit and take action steps towards change
  • confidently prepare their clients for change and increase their self-efficacy that change is possible and achievable
  • explore their client’s barriers and potential solutions and who would like to invite clients to consider a new perspective
  • engage clients who have complex health issues (focusing on psychosocial factors, mental health concerns, managing chronic disease)
  • offer extended support to clients who are struggling with change (or brief intervention depending on time)
  • further refine and increase their skills, knowledge and confidence in motivational interviewing

The Professionals Who We Have Assisted

  • General Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • 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
  • Dietitians
  • 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.”

“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.”

“Liked the practical strategies we can use straight away. I really liked the pros/cons’ table and will definitely be using this.”

“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.”

“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!!!”

“I just wanted to take the time today to reach out and express my gratitude for the MI training that you provided as part of the BKBM study. Integrating MI into my practice (and my daily life, apparently now without even realising it!) has truly transformed the way I practice as a dietitian, and I cannot thank you enough! I have started receiving some incredibly positive feedback from patients recently, and much of it I put down to significant changes in the way I now approach dietetic practice thanks to MI training.”

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