October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alberta Teachers Association
Date: October 29 & 30, 2015 (register by October 20, 2015)
Time: 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Alberta Teachers Association, Barnett House, 11010-142 Street, Edmonton
AHVNA Members: $220.00 (does not include lunch)
Non Members: $295.00 (does not include lunch)
About Motivational Interviewing:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way of working with people who are not ready to change. It is respectful and works to facilitate change by increasing a person’s own motivation. MI has been proven effective in over 60 controlled clinical research studies. MI has been used successfully with many behaviors: alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, exercise, diabetes management, heart disease rehabilitation, diet, FASD prevention, problem gambling, family violence and working with people who don’t have a home. MI has been found to be as effective (or more effective) than methods which take much more time and counsellor effort.
About the Level 1 course
This two day course builds on participants’ existing skills to increase comfort and confidence in working with reluctant changers. Participants will learn and practice the principles and basic skills of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will learn to:
- Learn the theory and research behind Motivational Interviewing
- Learn and practice the 5 basic skills of Motivational Interviewing : opening a conversation, asking open-ended questions, affirming, listening reflectively and summarizing
- Learn how the basic skills of Motivational Interviewing are used to help a client move towards change by working effectively with ambivalence.