Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Introductory to Key Motivational Interviewing (MI) concepts. MI is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change.

In this 6-hour instructor-led training, participants will take part via a live webinar format (Zoom), watch videos, and engage in experiential exercises. In addition, participants will receive written materials 1 week prior to the training.

Training Objectives
In this Introduction to Key Motivational Interviewing (MI) Concepts, participants will:
• Learn when to use Motivational Interviewing and in equipoise
• Receive a customized document that can be used when working in Equipoise
• Learn the foundational skills of MI
• Explore the balance between the technical and relational components of the evoking process
• Learn how ambivalence impacts behaviour change and how to navigate through ambivalence using Motivational Interviewing
• Learn the difference between sustain talk and discord and how to navigate through both.
• Be introduced to the Four processes of MI
• Be introduced to the Micro-skills (open questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries) and how they are purposefully used in MI

Cost: $150
Date: June 8 & 9 // 9:00-12:00 Central Time

Trainers for this course: Roxanne Sawatzky and Trudy-Lyn Wittig

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