Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Level One Core QoC Workshop

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.

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