Motivational Interviewing has been described as “simple but not easy”. Continued practice and coaching are key to increasing practitioners’ MI proficiency, particularly in our intentional and strategic application of the spirit and skills of MI. This immersive, practice-based session builds on the two-day introductory Motivational Interviewing workshop by guiding participants through a series of structured, scaffolded activities that directly relate to your challenging client encounters in your day-to-day work. You will leave this fun and dynamic workshop with a renewed and deeper understanding of how to enhance your clients’ motivation for change by taking your MI skills to the next level!
At the end of this day of applied practice, you will be able to:
1. Assess your areas of MI proficiency and further development
2. Practice OARS to evoke client change talk
3. Practice OARS to respond to clients’ change talk
4. Apply strategies to respond to clients’ sustain talk and enhance motivation for change.