Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This interactive workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive
introduction to the theory, style, principles, and skills of motivational interviewing
and is recommended for all front line staff.

The objective of this training is to provide each participant with exposure to, and
hands-on practice in the basic skills of Motivational Interviewing.

Participants will:

• Review of MI video and audio examples
• Participate in small and large group exercises
• Receive instructor feedback
• Observe an instructor demonstration
• Learn to use the Micro-skills (open questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries)
• Deepen their skillset in all the Four Processes of MI
• Learn how to elicit, and strengthen change talk strategically

Enabling practitioners to:
• Work more effectively with clients who have been labeled “difficult”, “resistant”
or “stuck”
• Work more effectively with clients who have a myriad of overlapping change-
related issues
• Lessen the impact of counsellor burnout
• More effectively and efficiently guide clients forward with their change goals