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Motivational Interviewing Training - Rockhampton APS

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

This weekend, the Rockhampton Branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) hosted Be Change trainer, Mikel Gellatly, to deliver a Motivational Interviewing (MI) foundational skills workshop, and it was an incredible experience!

Our foundational skills workshop introduces participants to the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing and equips practitioners with the skills necessary to make a meaningful impact. The participants learnt to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment and how to use language and questioning techniques to help their clients tap into their own motivation to achieve valued goals.

The event was attended by psychologists and other mental health professionals from a variety of different settings, including private practice, community mental health, and hospitals. The participants were eager to learn and engaged so thoughtfully with the material.

Throughout the event, there was a range of interactive activities and 'real-playing' exercises that allowed the participants to practice MI skills in a safe and supportive setting. The participants were able to apply the skills they learned to a range of different scenarios.

By the end of the event, the participants had gained a thorough understanding of MI and its application in different settings. They also had a range of practical skills that they could apply immediately in their work with clients.

Overall, the MI training workshop was such a privilege to facilitate. The participants were engaged with the content, resonate to the philosophy, eager to learn, supportive of one another, and collaborative in their approach. The event was a testament to the value and importance of ongoing professional development in helping fields, and a thoroughly enjoyable opportunity for professionals to connect and learn from one another.

If you are based in Central QLD, and missed this opportunity, you can register here for our upcoming training on July 12th and 13th, which will be held at CatholicCare Rockhampton - Training Room 1, 16 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700.

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