Motivational Interviewing

Level One Core QoC Workshop

$69-109

Dates

Part One: Monday, September 12, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Part Two: Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Location

Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Swanston Room
347 Burnham Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1T5

Course Description

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred, directive method of communication for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change and is recognized as an effective evidence-based approach to support autonomy and long-term behaviour change.

In this two-part interactive workshop, we will explore how to enhance our conversation style with clients as they contemplate change. We will discuss topics such as how to explore ambivalence, roll with resistance, and elicit change-talk. We will learn how to work within the Motivational Interviewing spirit, where showing a genuine interest in the client’s perspective leads to further collaboration.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Motivational Interviewing and discuss safe ways to explore ambivalence.
  • Find ways to incorporate the spirit of MI into our work.
  • Examine the change process through the Stages of Change model.
  • Explore tools for change.
  • Learn to avoid common traps in conversation with clients.
  • Gain an appreciation of the principles of MI.
  • Review the Micro Skills to help further develop conversations with clients.
  • Expand our understanding of change talk and commitment talk and how to discern the difference.

Participant Testimonials

“It was a fabulous mix of learning, and the small group activities were very helpful and added a nice interactive piece.”

“Great workshop with skilled and engaging presenters. I found the examples and videos very helpful and relevant to learning the content.”

Pricing

  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $69.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $89.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $109.00*
    *Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
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FAQs

Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

What precautions will be in place regarding COVID-19?
We will be following the recommendations of Peterborough Public Health. Details on COVID precautions will be sent to registrants one week before the workshop begins. While it is our hope to run this workshop in person, we may have to move it online if new restrictions or issues come up.

Will food be provided?
Coffee, tea, and light snacks are included. Lunch will not be provided. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Lions Centre. Please feel free to contact us for recommendations.

Is the venue accessible?
The Lions Centre is wheelchair accessible (lift and washroom facilities) and climate-controlled.

Is there parking?
There are 40 private parking spots and an overflow area, but come early as spaces can fill up fast! Street parking is also available.

What is a level one core QoC workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is a part of QoC’s core curriculum and is offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.

Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop series has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.

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Hourly Schedule

Part One

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday, September 12, 2022
Speakers:
Cheryl Robinson, Jennifer Maddan

Part Two

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday, September 19, 2022
Speakers:
Cheryl Robinson, Jennifer Maddan
Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson first entered the helping professions over twenty-five years ago by working at a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. It was there at the shelter that she became aware of the devastating cycle of addiction. Cheryl has been offering counselling for individuals concerned with their mental health and addictions for over seventeen years and has been a registered psychotherapist since 2015. Cheryl worked at a community addiction centre for fifteen years before serving as the Clinical Director of a residential treatment centre for two years. Currently, Cheryl works at Hope for Today Counselling in private practice and offers presentations in the community to help reduce stigma concerning mental health and addictions.
Jennifer Maddan
Jennifer Maddan
Jennifer Maddan has been working in the field of addiction and mental health for 15 years and has been a registered psychotherapist since 2016. Jennifer worked for 13 years at a community addiction centre before becoming the Clinical Team Lead at a residential treatment centre providing trauma and mental health treatment for military and first responders. Currently, Jennifer continues to support individuals with a wide variety of needs in her private practice (Jennifer Maddan Counselling Services) and works part-time as a mental health clinician for the Peterborough Family Health Team.

More Info

REGISTER HERE

Location

Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Swanston Room
347 Burnham Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5
REGISTER HERE

Speakers

  • Cheryl Robinson
    Cheryl Robinson

    Cheryl Robinson first entered the helping professions over twenty-five years ago by working at a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. It was there at the shelter that she became aware of the devastating cycle of addiction. Cheryl has been offering counselling for individuals concerned with their mental health and addictions for over seventeen years and has been a registered psychotherapist since 2015. Cheryl worked at a community addiction centre for fifteen years before serving as the Clinical Director of a residential treatment centre for two years. Currently, Cheryl works at Hope for Today Counselling in private practice and offers presentations in the community to help reduce stigma concerning mental health and addictions.

  • Jennifer Maddan
    Jennifer Maddan

    Jennifer Maddan has been working in the field of addiction and mental health for 15 years and has been a registered psychotherapist since 2016. Jennifer worked for 13 years at a community addiction centre before becoming the Clinical Team Lead at a residential treatment centre providing trauma and mental health treatment for military and first responders. Currently, Jennifer continues to support individuals with a wide variety of needs in her private practice (Jennifer Maddan Counselling Services) and works part-time as a mental health clinician for the Peterborough Family Health Team.

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