Exploring motivational interviewing 2019

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). 

1 Day Workshop: An introduction to Motivational Interviewing - Guiding change in helping conversations 

The aim of this interactive workshop is to give participants the opportunity to experience the basics of MI and decide the level of interest in learning more. Participants will be introduced to, and provided with the opportunities to explore the following:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental spirit and processes of MI 
  • Directly experience the MI approach and contrast it with others
  • Be acquainted with relevant evidence of efficacy
  • Learn practical guidelines for exchanging information/giving advice “in the spirit of MI”
  • Learn a MI strategy for assessing and building motivation 
  • Have direct practice in, and experience of, these particular applications

2 Day Workshop: Motivational Interviewing - Processes and skills 

Following on from Day 1, the aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of the style of MI, and how to continue applying it in practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Strengthen empathic listening skills
  • Direct practice and experience in the use of the core skills (including open ended questions, affirming, reflective listening, summarising) throughout the four processes of MI
  • Direct practice in listening for, and responding to, change talk
  • Learn the fundamental client language cues, that allow continued feedback and learning in practice

Please Note:
Delegates can book either the day one workshop or, both day one and day two. It is not possible to attend day two without attending the day one introduction workshop.

Spaces are limited for the 2nd day workshop.

Who Should Attend

All who work to support others to change, including 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.

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. 

Dates & Locations - 2019

One Day Workshop - Christchurch - Tuesday, 19 February 2019 
Two Day Workshop - Christchurch - Tuesday, 19 February & Wednesday 20 February 2019
Novotel Christchurch

One Day Workshop - New Plymouth - Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Two Day Workshop - New Plymouth - Tuesday, 9 April & Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Plymouth International
Cnr. Courtenay & Leach St, New Plymouth

One Day Workshop - Auckland - Monday, 13 May 2019
Two Day Workshop - Auckland - Monday, 13 May & Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel
153 Kirkbride Road, Mangere

One Day Workshop - Palmerston North - Monday, 17 June 2019
Two Day Workshop - Palmerston North - Monday, 17 June & Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Caccia Birch House
130 Te Awe Awe St, Palmerston North

One Day Workshop - Monday, 26 August 2019
Two Day Workshop - Monday, 26 August & Tuesday, 27 August 2019
St Andrew's On The Terrace
30 The Terrace, Wellington

One Day Workshop - Auckland - Monday, 9 September 2019
Two Day Workshop - Auckland - Monday, 9 September & Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere, Auckland

Workshops run 9.00am - 3.30pm. Registration from 8.30am

Price & Registration

1 Day Workshop:
Earlybird Special – $220.00 + GST
Standard Price - $250.00 + GST

2 Day Workshop:
Earlybird Special – $325.00 + GST
Standard Price - $375.00 + GST

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson email: faye@grow.co.nz

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 $50.00 plus GST 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.

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.

Further Details

Morning tea and lunch are included.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for. You are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz