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Motivational Interviewing Skills Training

Motivational Interviewing Skills Training


  • Mon 10 Aug, 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Tue 11 Aug, 9:00am – 3:30pm


Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird Ticket excl GST: $250.00
  • Standard Ticket excl GST: $350.00
  • Buy Tickets – 068783456

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).

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:

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

Day 2 participants will have a more in-depth understanding of the style of MI, and how to continue applying it in practice including:

- 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 - The venue has changed from what was previously advertised.

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