Excel Academy - For A Career That Matters - T: (780) 441-7999, 10766 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 4R2

Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Course level: Introductory

Presented by Laurie Young from Alberta Health Services

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based practice which may benefit you in your professional and personal roles. It is a client centered approach designed to help clients explore and work through their ambivalence to change. Using the Stages of Change Model as a conceptual base, each stage offers characteristics and useful techniques to assist clients in completing tasks in order to move towards change. It is particularly useful in helping those who work with resistant individuals; as this is when Motivational Interviewing comes alive.

In this one day training you will be introduced to the stages of change and the spirit and principles of motivational interviewing. As adults we learn best through experiential learning, therefore there will be lots of opportunity to role play and experience firsthand what you are learning in the training.

Cost: Free – please call the Excel Academy at (780) 441-7996 for upcoming workshop dates