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IN-PERSON Motivational Interviewing

Strategies for Supporting Change

May 10, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Hotel TBA

Trainer: Emily Bushell, MA, RCT, CCC

Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires April 19, 2022

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Workshop Description

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.

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.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, 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

 

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About the Trainer

Emily Bushell, MA, RCT, CCC

Portrait of Emily Bushell, MA, RCT, CCC

Emily holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Counselling Therapist and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. She has both clinical and community experience supporting people who are working through a wide variety of mental health concerns, including trauma and addictions. In addition to training with CTRI, Emily works as a counsellor in a private practice, primarily with clients who have experienced trauma or are struggling with substance misuse. She is passionate about helping people foster resilience and wellness within themselves and their environments, and believes that we are all capable of achieving stability and growth. As a trainer, Emily is knowledgeable, sensitive, and collaborative. Emily brings an empathetic and positive energy to her work. Read blogs written by Emily here.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia – Hotel TBA
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Motivational Interviewing In-Person (early rate expires 4-19-22)
Halifax, NS - May 10, 2022; 9am-4pm Atlantic Time
$ 259.00 CAD $ 229.00 CAD

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the event are refundable, minus a administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.

We reserve the right to cancel events due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of event fees only.

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If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.

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