Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change model provides an evidence-based framework for understanding behaviour change generally, and substance use behaviour change specifically. This interactive, half-day workshop focuses on practical interventions and approaches that can be used to effectively support individuals at each stage of change. The ability to quickly and accurately identify an individual’s readiness for change enables those working with them to opt for the approaches and interventions that best fit that individual’s innate “readiness”, increasing the likelihood of effective and productive engagement with those we strive to support. As we explore each stage of change more fully, both general approaches and specific interventions appropriate for use at that stage will be identified, discussed, and practiced. Many of these interventions offer the opportunity to put motivational interviewing skills and approaches into practice, making evident the links between two of the foundational approaches to addiction treatment and support.
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.