This interactive workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI). Participants will learn up-to-date information and be introduced to the fundamental skill set of MI, in order to help people engage in behaviour change. This workshop will be particularly valuable if you are working with others and are wanting to enhance your engagement skills, improve your listening skills, strengthen an individual’s motivation and help people engage in behaviour change.
How does Motivational Interviewing work?
The MI process - engagement, focus, evoke, plan
Key MI skills - OARS: open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries
Develop fundamental skills to help people engage in behaviour change
Strategies to evoke and strengthen change talk
Learn ways to strengthen an individual’s motivation towards a specific goal
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Sharon has a background in health (nursing and midwifery), with over 20 years' experience in education and training on a variety of subjects, topics and issues. Her particular passion lies in supporting personal and professional development of others. She believes that effective communication is at the heart of both personal and professional success; looking at and addressing internal and external dialogue is essential for creating positive outcomes.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments and light lunch provided
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
Participants will need to present proof of vaccination via the Covid-19 Vaccine Pass upon entry.
Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.