Motivational interviewing is an evidenced based and trauma informed approach. Several books have been written on MI and there are over 1000 publications and over 1100 clinical trials. It is a guiding, client-centered counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients/patients explore and resolve ambivalence. It is most centrally defined not by technique but by its spirit as a facilitative style for interpersonal relationship. Relatedly, the practice of Motivational Interviewing has four guiding principles: (1) to resist the righting reflex, (2) to understand and explore the person’s own motivation (3) to listen with empathy, and (4) to empower the person, encouraging hope and optimism.
Motivational Interviewing helps us listen for the language of change and, as a guide, empower people to consider making positive and healthy changes in their lives, all the while honouring their autonomy and choice.
Please Note: This is an interactive training. Videos, polls, individual and group exercises will be utilized to enhance the learning experience. Participants will be strongly encouraged to keep their camera on throughout the sessions and to participant to the level in which they are comfortable
- Outline the components of Motivational Interviewing and understand the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
- Explain The Four Processes: Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning.
- Recognize and Respond to Change Talk.
- Understand and implement the Righting Reflex.
- Practice and Apply Core Skills: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries.
Who Should Attend
Professionals who work in the following areas can benefit form Motivational Interviewing: health care, mental health counselling, social services, justice, addictions and developmental services.
Course Dates & Format
There are no scheduled dates for this course at this time, however in-service is available.
This is a 14-hour training. This course consists of four 3.5-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Marie Delorme, M.Ed., RSW, Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer
Marie Delorme, works in the field of mental health and addictions and has been training Motivational Interviewing for over ten years. Her career has spanned the fields of intellectual disabilities, bereavement counselling, mental health and addictions. Marie currently holds a position as a manager for clinical teams working with people with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions as well as people with a dual diagnosis (people with mental illness and developmental disabilities). She also teaches meditation, yoga, and mindfulness to help clients relax, rejuvenate, and release stress. In addition to MI training, Marie also provides motivational interviewing coaching and coding and has a private psychotherapy practice.
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
14 CECs with OAMHP
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.