Introduction to Motivational Interviewing


This unique and interactive workshop introduces an effective technique for assisting work with clients who are ambivalent about changing harmful or self-defeating behaviours.


The workshop is suitable for workers in health, addictions, forensic, or any other setting where clients are supported to make changes in their lives.


This may include making changes to health related concerns, substance use, offending behaviour, un-healthy relationships, treatment engagement and adherence, etc. Motivational interviewing is a collaborative approach which emphasises the importance of the working relationship between the worker and the client. Utilising both an overall guiding framework and a set of skills, clients are supported to work through ambivalence and towards goals that they themselves want to achieve.


This session will describe the latest developments in the third version of MI, including modifications to the framework and tools, as well as how and why they've dropped the term 'resistance'. The workshop has been designed to be interactive allowing participants the opportunity to practice the skills that they learn. The following broad topics will be covered in this workshop:


  • Principles of behaviour change, including a revision of theories of change
  • Types of motivation
  • MI’s four fundamental processes
  • Skills for engaging clients, including ‘resistant’ clients who may be externally motivated
  • Identifying and eliciting change talk
  • Effective goal setting



Event Properties

Event Start: 17-05-2017 9:30 am
Event Finish: 17-05-2017 4:30 pm
Cut off date 16-05-2017
Individual Price $335.00
Trainer Dr Kayleigh Young – DPsych (Clin), BApp. Sc (Hons)
Location Level 1, 260 Hoddle St, Abbotsford 3067 VIC
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