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Bookings Now Open for Motivational Interviewing - Foundational Skills Training


Unleash Your Power to Inspire and Transform with Our Motivational Interviewing Workshops!


Are you passionate about helping others reach their full potential? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of those you serve? Then our motivational interviewing workshops are for you!


Rockhampton - Wednesday July 12th and Thursday July 13th. This 2-Day Foundational Skills Workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of motivational interviewing and equip you with the skills you need to make a meaningful impact. You'll learn how to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment and how to use language and questioning techniques to help your clients tap into their own motivation to achieve valued goals.


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a person-centred, goal-oriented approach to helping people change through exploring and resolving ambivalence. Motivational interviewing was developed in the 1980’s by Drs William Miller and Stephen Rollnick to help clinicians working in addiction treatment to have a skill that would lead to better retention and engagement in changing problematic behaviours. Since then, MI has a been disseminated across a broad spectrum of behaviours in a wide range of clinical, educational, corrections, and sporting settings, as well as, in the area of organisational change. MI has fast become a cornerstone skill for anyone performing in a helping role, no matter the discipline or industry.


The trainer, Mikel Gellatly, has a background in social work, and psychotherapy. Mikel is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), delivering MI training across a variety of social and health support domains in both Australia and Singapore.


Join us and experience the joy of seeing your clients flourish, overcome their challenges and reach their full potential. Sign up now to start your journey to becoming a motivational interviewing master!




Our workshops cover various essential aspects of MI, such as:

· Agenda setting and review with the group.

· Overview of MI, which includes exploring change and motivation.

· Introduction to MI, covering what it is and what it is not, how it was developed, and the research supporting it.

· MI spirit, core skills, and core strategies.

· Importance, values and meaning in MI.

· The significance of understanding and interacting with in-session language, which includes discrepancy, ambivalence, sustain talk, change talk and discord.

· Deepening reflective listening skills.

· Working effectively with change talk and sustain talk.

· Weaving it all together for your work setting.

· And developing your ongoing skills building plan.


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