MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING IN MENTAL HEALTH – A COMPASSIONATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHANGE

Motivational interviewing in mental health – a compassionate relationship with change: A brief introduction to MI, varying from one hour to one day, depending on your agency’s needs. Participants engage in exercises intended to deepen their understanding of this approach, as well as to make links with their particular practice and how MI might be beneficial to them and their clients.


OBJECTIVES:

Participants will:

  1. Know and understand the Spirit of MI that is fundamental to the practice;
  2. Be able to identify and will have practiced the three phases of an MI intervention (engagement, heightening ambivalence and empowerment);
  3. Will be able to develop their skills in using the basic tools : open questions, empathic reflection (simple and complex), affirmations and summaries and will have had an opportunity to use other ways to address ambivalence; and
  4. Will be able to use effective strategies to reduce discord and move clients from sustain talk toward change talk.

Pre-requisite: None.