Strategies for Supporting Change
Credit Hours (CEC)
In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.
This workshop is being run in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon University.
- Describe the principles of Motivational Interviewing
- Recognize ambivalence and resistance
- Identify change talk in clients
- Identify strategies that support a client’s own motivation
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- Motivational Interviewing Principles
- Understanding your Client’s Motivation
- Listening to your Client
- Foundational Skills: OARS (Open Questions, Affirming, Reflecting, Summarizing)
- Recognizing and Supporting Change Talk
- Four Processes of MI (Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning)
- Common Traps to Avoid
- Reflective Listening
- Roadblocks to Listening
- Approaching Ambivalence and Resistance
- When to use Motivational Interviewing
- Readiness to Change
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people.
Trainer: Nataschaa Chatterton
Nataschaa has a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management and is a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner and Assistant. Her work has taken her into both the fields of Conflict Resolution and Trauma Therapy. Nataschaa has worked as a mediator, coach, facilitator, and counselor. She has lived in rural Yukon for ten years working with First Nations governments and communities. Nataschaa’s work is founded on the beliefs of the value of all perspectives, the innate desire we each have to be accepted and that our history does not need to dictate our future. Her approach includes encouraging space for the wisdom and strengths of the group and the individual to surface and co-creation to occur. She is passionate about teaching, listening, and sharing. Read blogs written by Nataschaa here.