Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT)
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
8-9 Mar 2021, 9.30am-4.30pm
Motivational interviewing is a framework that was originally developed in the alcohol and other drug field by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. The essence of motivational interviewing is that it is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.
It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
Research studies into the clinical effectiveness of motivational interviewing, both in specialist alcohol and other drug services and broader health care settings, have generally supported the claim that motivational interviewing is an effective and adaptable therapeutic style for preparing people to change.
Who should attend: Alcohol and other drug workers, mental health workers, health practitioners, community sector workers.