Motivational Interviewing: Compassionate & Collaborative Change Conversations
Date(s) - Feb 10, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CCRR Sechelt Office
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The overall aim of this 1/2 day workshop is to introduce a Motivational Interviewing communication style to child care providers with the hopes of evoking a curiousity to learn more and begin to consider the opportunities for MI conversation in their contexts. Learners will:
– Define Motivational Interviewing
– Identify key components – MI spirit & Change Talk
– Experience a taste of MI
Motivational Interviewing combines relationship and technical skills and strategies to initiate and guide change conversations in an engaging and effective manner. Communication is purposeful and focused, as service providers draw out reasons to consider changing from the individual, versus telling them what they should do. MI is especially helpful when motivation is low; there are mixed feelings about changing; engagement is a challenge; and people are having difficulty in making positive changes.
Cristine Urquhart, MSW, RSW, co-founder of Change Talk Associates, has trained thousands of helping professionals across Canada in a Motivational Interviewing style of communication, and presented at numerous provincial, national and international conferences. Passionate about supporting helping professionals to collaboratively and compassionately guide change, Cristine translates research to practice, integrating motivational interviewing and trauma-informed approaches. Over the last 12 years she has worked on a variety of knowledge translation and prevention initiatives with the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, and BC Ministry of Health.
This workshop is being offered in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Early Years Centre.
child care providers and other early years professionals
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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