In-Person Workshops

Motivational Interviewing

Strategies for Supporting Change

IN-PERSON Motivational Interviewing
February 08, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CT )
$279.00 (regular rate)
$249.00 (*early rate)
*(early rate expires 18-1-23 )
6
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Motivational Interviewing - Winnipeg In-Person - Feb. 8, 2023; 9am-4pm Local Time

Early rate expires 01/18/2023

Quantity: 1 $ 249.00
Attendee 1 Information
It is common for people to struggle and experience ambivalence when considering making a change or when others may be expecting them to make one. When those working in helping roles encounter this ambivalence in their clients, it is often interpreted as resistance and they may feel unable to respond in an effective way. By exploring the framework and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, this workshop will provide new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with. Motivational Interviewing is a method for helping people find their internal motivation for finding solutions to their problems. Participants will learn strategies that start from a place of empathy and draw on the client’s personal motivation to create their own goals for change.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • 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

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people.

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Trainer: Paul Carrick

MSW, RSW

Paul has been providing conflict resolution and counselling services for over 25 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and a diploma in Human Resources. Paul currently works for the University of Winnipeg as a Complaints Resolution Advisor and has a small private practice. Some of his past roles include being an Employee and Family Assistance Program Therapist, Justice Department Trauma Therapist, and a Respectful Workplace Advisor. Paul’s focus as a therapist has been on addressing violence against women, domestic abuse, addictions, mental health concerns, childhood sexual abuse, and trauma. He believes the key to working with people is to do so in a nonthreatening manner so that individuals feel heard and supported. As a trainer, Paul delivers practical, applicable information in an approachable, humorous, and engaging presentation style.

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