This skills-focused, interactive training invites participants to develop their understanding and practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Miller and Rollnick’s empirically supported treatment approach helps clinicians understand the dynamics of motivation and identifies skills and interventions that can be used to help clients access and enhance their own desire for positive change. MI has long been recognized as a foundational approach in supporting people to change substance use behaviour and its value in supporting behaviour change more broadly has also been recognized in recent years. This training will enhance participants’ understanding of the spirit of MI and its importance to effective MI practice. MI micro-skills – also known as OARS (open questioning, affirming, reflecting, summarizing) – will be discussed and practiced and MI-specific interventions will be introduced. Common barriers to change and ways to overcome these, as well as the intersection between MI and The Stages of Change (Prochaska and DiClemente) will also be explored.
Kerry Manthenga holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been the Clinical Director of Community Services at Stonehenge Therapeutic Community (STC) since 2014. Kerry has been working in addictions and mental health as a therapist, trainer, and service manager, in both Canada and New Zealand, for 15 years. She brings hope and belief about the capacity for all people to learn, grow, change, and thrive to all aspects of her work.
To inquire about fees or book this training, please contact Catherine Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 837-1470 x246.