Preparing People for Change: The Foundations of Motivational Interviewing – online

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Preparing People for Change: The Foundations of Motivational Interviewing – online

This one-day introductory workshop presents an experiential overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an efficient, client-centered, research-driven communication approach designed to help clients — especially challenging ones — make changes in their lives, despite their ambivalence towards making change. The workshop, which includes discussion and, exercises, and role-playing is designed as a broad overview of MI so that participants can get a feel for how it may fit into their clinical practice.


  • Understand the spirit of MI and how effective this technique can be with clients considering a change in their lives;
  • Introduce MI tools, which include open questions, empathic reflection (simple and complex), affirmations and summaries;
  • Depending on the amount of time chosen, participants can practice using learned MI tools;
  • Give participants an interest in learning more about MI.

Prerequisite: none

Accreditation: pending 6 hours of continuing education credits with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.

Language: english

Facilitator: Rachel Green, PhD, psychologist, member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), the Association francophone de diffusion de l’Entretien Motivationnel (AFDEM) and an accredited facilitator by the OTSTCFQ (Order of Social Workers, Family, and Marriage Therapists of Quebec)

Length: November 15, 2021 8:30am to 4:30pm EST

Limit: None

Cost: prices vary. Please visit for details.

Location: online. Please visit to register.

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