Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Mar 10, 2016, 8:30am - Mar 11, 2016, 4:30pm
Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto- Harbourfront
249 Queen's Quay West
About this Event:

Improve how you work with clients who are considering change in their lives to better their health. Motivational interviewing style seeks to understand the individual's frame of reference, particularly via reflective listening, expressing acceptance, and monitoring the client's degree of readiness to change, while affirming the individual's freedom of choice and self-direction.

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be used in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. Clients may include those with chronic health issues that require behaviour or lifestyle changes, or those experiencing substance use disorders.

This workshop focuses on the transtheoretical model of change and the evidence-base for motivational interviewing. It will provide you with the knowledge and the opportunity to practice skills to facilitate the integration of this effective approach into your daily clinical practice.

Course Objectives

During this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Utilize theoretical considerations including the role of the transtheoretical model of change in motivational interviewing
  • Understand the evidence base for motivational interviewing practice across a range of applications
  • Counsel using micro-skills - OARS
  • Recognize, elicit and respond to change talk
  • Assess readiness and steps to change
  • Demonstrate the use of motivational interviewing strategies across a variety of chronic health problems


  • Opportunities for interaction with faculty and other participants from across the continuum of care
  • Inclusion of current evidence to support practice
  • Integration of supervised practice leading to skill development
  • Benefits

    • Interactive learning experience
    • New skills can be immediately applied in clinical practice.

    A block of rooms are available at the Radisson Admiral hotel for the nights of March 9 and 10. Please call them and tell them you are part of the RNAO event to reserve.

Cost for Members: 
$400.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$530.00 CAD
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