Motivational Interviewing for Enhancing Intrinsic Motivation

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centred, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. It is a model to describe how people change certain health related behaviours (such as stopping smoking or starting physical activity) and examines an individual's own fears and difficulties in order to resolve the issue. Participants will develop an understanding of motivational interviewing and key strategies.

Session 1: Introduction

Tuesday 15 February 2011 | 9.30am–1pm

This three-hour introduction will combine formal presentation with group discussion and activities. This session may be taken as a stand-alone introduction, or as the prerequisite to Session 2, the two-day workshop program.

Session 2: Workshop

Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 February 2011 | 9am–4pm

Attendance at Session 1 is prerequisite to participation.

The two-day workshop program will explore motivational interviewing in greater detail providing practical techniques to resolve ambivalence. Day 1 will develop further understandings and begin an exploration of the use of the technique. Day 2 will focus on enhancing skills and strategies. The format will include formal presentations and practical workshop activities with opportunities for discussion. The focus will be on interactive delivery where individuals practice techniques within the sessions.

Dr Kate Russell
"Presenter very prepared, presentation aimed at being relevant to our practice."
"Great involvement with the group." 2008 participants

Fees & Registration
Session 1: $120 | Session 2: $400 (Per person, GST incl.) | Download a registration form (184KB PDF)

Please email or phone 9351 6329.