This introductory full day session provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System's unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day practice. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with resistance in service of your clients' health-related behaviours in lifelong care. Learning Objectives At the end of our workshop on Motivational Interviewing & Coaching skills for health professionals, participants will better be able to: • incorporate a repertoire of motivational skills into their professional toolbox; • build motivation and commitment with their clients; • collaborate with more engaged clients to design a working partnership for both shifting and managing their behaviours; • work with people’s resistance toward improved motivation re specific health goals; • reduce professional burnout by learning to incorporate motivational interviewing skills into their work; • facilitate people’s real and authentic commitment to making important, short- and especially long-term behaviour changes.
Dr. Jennifer Irwin & Dr. Don Morrow
Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow both are award winning teachers, certified professional coaches trained and accredited with both the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation, and experienced, competent Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop facilitators. They are also university professors, widely published authors, and proficient presenters to groups varying from small workshops to very large groups (up to 1200). Dr. Irwin is a health behaviourist and Dr. Morrow holds his PhD in the health sciences and together, they bring over 40 years of combined, professional experience. They co-lead a pioneering MI-related and evidence-based research program that specializes in healthy body weight promotion and obesity reduction and prevention among youth and adults, and smoking cessation among young adults.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Sunday 10am - 5pm