Deepening Motivational Interviewing Skills 2024

Online - 25 November 2024

9.00 am - 3.30 pm

This training is held once per annum

Discounted pricing is below in the Price & Registration Information section.

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 provided through Grow with Eileen Britt, who 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.

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. In this workshop it will be assumed that all participants having completed the 2-day training are familiar with the spirit, processes, and skills of MI.

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.

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.

If you have not already completed the MI Introductory 2-day workshop with Eileen Britt - click to view the website and to register

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.

NOTE - This workshop has previously been offered as face-face training. If your organisation is interested in having Eileen present face-face to between 15 - 30 members of your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.

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

Dr 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. 

Based in Christchurch, she is a Professor in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing 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, psychiatric registrars, and 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); in different settings (e.g., sports coaching and Work and Income); and the training of MI. Eileen is also one of the authors of Takitaki Mai: A guide to Motivational Interviewing for Māori practitioners.

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. In 2022 Eileen was the recipient of a National teaching award - Te Whatu Kairangi

Zoom Meeting Dates & Times

Monday, 25 November 2024

9.00am - 3.30pm

You will be sent the details to access ZOOM after you have registered. This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop with a working camera and mic as this makes interaction with the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.

We also encourage participants to email their questions to us prior to the workshop, or via the chat at the meeting - email Faye Johnson -

Please note this webinar will not be recorded.

Price & Registration Information

Online 1 Day Workshop:
$278.00 inc GST  (reduced from $308.00 pp)

The price stated is per person. 

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

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process. Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent.

Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.

A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  1. The full organisation 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:

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). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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