Deepening Motivational Interviewing Skills 2022

1 Day Workshop

Christchurch -  Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Auckland –  Wednesday, 16 March 2022

See below for Location details

Please Note - these dates have changed from those previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Deepen your understanding of Motivational Interviewing

What is motivational interviewing?

“Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to, a specific goal, by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). 

This workshop is the next step for people who have already attended the 2-day Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop and want to strengthen their existing skillset.  The training is designed as a step up to further develop participants’ skill and confidence in the practical application of MI.

In this workshop it will be assumed that participants are familiar with the spirit, processes, and skills of MI. The workshop will invite and challenge participants to look deeper, to use more complex reflections, to be more attuned and strategic in their evocation of, and responses to, change to talk and to reflect on their own practice. Experiential exercises, live demonstration, audio, video, and coaching will be used to develop participants MI skills and confidence.

Those attending this workshop must have already attended the Motivational Interviewing two-days of training. If you have not already completed these workshops, click here to visit the website for the dates, locations and workshop information.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase ability to use the micro-skills within the four processes of MI
  • Deepen understanding and ability to demonstrate the evoking process
  • Strengthen ability to hear, elicit and strengthen change talk
  • Introduction to the MITI 4.2.1 coding system to allow for increased learning of MI

Spaces are limited. Contact us today to make a pencil booking if you are seeking funding approval.

Those attending this workshop must have already attended the Motivational Interviewing two-days of training. If you have not already completed these workshops, click here to visit the website for the dates, locations and workshop information.  We recommend that this workshop is taken at a later date, sometime after you have completed the two-day workshop, to give you the time to put into practice what you have learnt and build up your learning.

Who Should Attend

All who have previously attended the Motivational Interviewing two-day training. 

Those whose roles include doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, case workers, social workers, counsellors, teachers, youth workers, community mental health nurses, school counsellors, school leadership, corrections and youth justice workers.

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.

About the Presenter

Eileen Britt

“Through my research and teaching I seek to make a difference, and to develop students who in turn will be people prepared to make a difference.”

Eileen Britt is a member of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network of Trainers, an international collective of MI trainers who promote excellence in the training, research, practice and implementation of MI. 

She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury and has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in mental health, health, criminal justice and research settings. 

In this role Eileen teaches MI to postgraduate clinical psychology students, dietetic students, psychiatric registrars, and other students within the School of Health Sciences.  It also involves her researching MI, including: its use with different populations (e.g., youth and adults with diabetes); as a pre-treatment engagement intervention (e.g., for youth with mental health disorders or perpetrators of intimate partner violence); and the training of MI. 

Eileen also provides MI training (introductory to advanced), supervision and coaching, and coding training for a range of NGO services, governmental and professional organisations within NZ. 

Covid 19 Alert level changes

We are actively following Ministry of Health advice relating to COVID-19 levels and our team will contact those registered for events which may have changes in delivery.

Please be aware of our Cancellation Terms below if a change is required from a face-face event to the workshop being delivered online.

Dates & Locations:


One Day Workshop - Monday, 16 February 2022

Celebration Centre 
81 Bickerton St, Christchurch, 8061

There is plenty of free onsite parking.

Workshops run 9.00am - 3.30pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am.


One Day Workshop - 16 March 2022

The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre
10-20 Gladstone Road
Parnell, Auckland

Free onsite parking

Please contact The Parnell directly for accommodation bookings.

Workshops run 9.00am - 3.30pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am.

Price & Registration

1 Day Workshop:
Earlybird Price - $315.00 inc GST
Standard Price - $340.00 inc GST

The price stated is per person. Earlybird Special finish 3 weeks prior to the event start date.

If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - and , and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Face-Face Events - Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $60.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

Online Events - Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Change in Delivery from face-face to online
Please note: Owing to the current COVID 19 situation and uncertainty around future COVID Alert Levels, GROW Ltd reserves the right to offer this face-to-face event via a ZOOM meeting on the same dates shown above due to Ministry of Health advice. Should this occur, we will advise you appropriately and provide you with a refund for the venue and catering costs. The above Cancellation Fees will apply if you wish to cancel.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Morning tea and lunch are included.

Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email either prior to or following the workshop.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.

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For further details, please contact:
p: 027 607 3000