Wed, 20 Mar


Mental Health Community Coalition ACT

Subsidised Training: Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings. A two-day course, 20 & 21 March 2019.

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Subsidised Training: Motivational Interviewing

Time & Location

20 Mar 2019, 9:00 am – 21 Mar 2019, 5:00 pm

Mental Health Community Coalition ACT, 20 Genge Street, Canberra ACT, Australia

About the Event

Motivational Interviewing (subsidised training)

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.

This is a two-day course, 20 & 21 March 2019 .

Please note: The Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT (MHCC ACT) substantially subsidises this course, primarily for the benefit of the employees and volunteers of MHCC ACT's member organisations. Priority is given to those employees and volunteers, but others are welcome to participate if room permits.

When you have made your booking, you will automatically receive a tax invoice via email.

In this course you will:

  • Explore the background and principles underlying motivational interviewing.
  • Understand motivation and ambivalence and identify stages of change.
  • Apply the principles and practice of motivational interviewing within the context of mental health and substance use.
  • Develop core skills used in motivational interviewing for eliciting change-talk and strategies for “rolling with resistance and reluctance.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is designed for workers in mental health, AOD, employment and other community sector services who support people to make life changes. It uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen, because people who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make.

Participants are guided through applying MI strategies in their work using a mixture of group discussion, audio-visual presentations, role-plays and reflection.

The trainer: Alison Bell

Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology, and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. She has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia.

Time and Date: 9.00am - 5.00pm, 20 & 21 March, 2019

Venue: Room 6, 1st Floor, The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT

Please register via Eventbrite.

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