The role of Motivational Interviewing in working with family violence
"Resolving ambivalence and developing motivation is a key aspect of engagement into Men’s Behaviour Change (MBC) programs."
Given that most men referred to programs are mandated either formally or informally through pressure from family, friends or significant others in their lives, then this is even more critical. Even those who appear willing at the start can push back once confronted with having to change behaviour.
Ken McMaster (NZ) and Helen Mentha (Australia), internationally known trainers in MI, will take an exploratory approach to expand thinking and sharpen focus regarding MI concepts, skills and applications in relation to intervention in family violence.
Working with those mandated to attend interventions creates it own challenging dynamic. In order to ensure safety in the longer term, both engagement and retention in programs is critically important. In this workshop we will work with a number of strategies that have proven useful in engagement.
If you are interested, you can find more information and registration details by CLICKING HERE.
MI evening coaching series: Listening with Purpose
February, March, April, May 2019
Dr Sonia Zammit and Bronwyn Campbell are running their 5 session Motivational Interviewing Skills Building course in the new year. Both experienced MI practitioners, trainers and coaches, they have created a thoughtful program that adapt to the needs and learning interests of the people in each group.
The sessions are held at the Grattan St counselling rooms.
For more information email MICoachingGroup@gmail.com or call Sonia on 0474 149 909.
Youtube interviews filmed at the 2018 MI Network of Trainers forum
Sebastian Kaplan and Glenn Hinds have added to their growing series of MI podcasts with a few interviews with speakers at the 2018 MINT forum in New Orleans.
While the forum is only open to members of MINT, these interviews are available to everyone.
As always, please forward this information to colleagues or networks you think might be interested. I don't advertise in order to keep the workshops affordable so word of mouth makes a big difference.
New book by William Miller
We often focus on what questions or reflections we may ask in MI, and yet we know the most fundamental skill of good communication is the capacity to stay present and listen deeply.
William Miller has released a new book that focuses on the art of listening: William Miller (2018) Listening Well: The Art of Empathic Understanding, WIPF and Stock publishers
Check it out using the following links:
Updated MI Skill Development Workbook
For those whose MI budget is a little smaller, and are up for a little self directed learning, I have great news!
David Rosengren has updated his Building Motivational Interviewing Skills for the core MI (3rd edition) text by Miller and Rollnick:
Check it out using the following links:
Video clips from ISMI 2015 (Melbourne)
We are pleased to be able to put online the various presentations from the recent ISMI 2015. Click on the link for each presentation.
- Dr Terri Moyers: Beyond motivational interviewing: What MI has contributed to the broader field of psychotherapy
- Dr Denise Ernst: Not leaning in: Integrating equipoise and MI
- Dr Allan Zuckoff: Motivational Interviewing and the Challenge of Improving Treatment Adherence
- Casey Jackson & Kelly Franklin: Effectively implementing system change
- Jillian Bleazby: Motivational Interviewing: The Queensland Quitline Experience
- Trudy Johnson: The Art and Science of Engaging Young Parents
- Alison Bell: Capturing the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing in Online Learning
Video clips from ISMI 2013 (Melbourne)
We are pleased to be able to put online the various presentations from the recent ISMI 2013. Click on the link for each presentation.
- Stephen Rollnick: Are we there yet? The journey of MI
- Anya Sheftel: Evidence based practice in the real world
- Helen Mentha: From Client to Practice
- Ken McMaster: “It's all her fault”: Using MI with men who engage in abusive behaviour
- Kylie McKenzie: The Felix the Cat approach to MI: Do clinicians in health care just pull MI out of their “bag of tricks”?
- Joel Porter: More than a two-day workshop: What it takes to for an organisation to become proficient in MI
- Sean Manning: 'The tyranny of goal setting - how do people really make big changes?'
- Stan Steindl: Beyond the science: MI and compassion
- Kelly Davis-Martin: Motivating clients to improve health behaviours; the complementary work of MI and wellness coaching
- Eileen Britt: MI is easy to learn - isn't it?
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