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Mentha Consulting

Friday, 30 June 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

Motivational Interviewing: Developing Skills

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Motivational Interviewing: Developing Skills

Have you completed a two day Foundation Skills course in Motivational Interviewing? Are you looking for a chance to refresh your MI skills, consolidate learning and look for your next steps in learning MI? Then this one day professional development workshop may be for you. 

Perhaps you enjoyed meeting MI, but the details are getting fuzzy. Or you've been using the skills and are curious to check in with how you're going. Or maybe you're looking for the next step in developing your use of MI in practice. 

While MI offers practical and accessible skills to try from the outset, the approach takes time and practice to make the most of its potential to help us have more meaningful and productive conversations about change.

With minimal lecture-based learning, this workshop provides participants to practice core skills in a positive learning environment with coached feedback.  The aim is to have fun revisiting the skills, and gain more focus in their ongoing practice. 

The workshop extends the foundation skills training, including deepening reflections, exploring the role of values and working with change talk. 

The learning objectives include: 

  • Refresh and deepen understanding of the MI framework
  • Learn from observation and small group practice
  • Deepen understanding of guiding within a client-centred approach
  • Practice core component skills, such as developing useful complex reflections within change conversations
  • Practice identifying core personal values and their relevance to the change process
  • Practice working with change talk 
  • Develop strategies to monitor our use of the skills and continue to develop after the workshop is over.

Required prior training

As this workshop has been developed to deepen existing understanding of MI, it is important that all participants have prior training in MI, preferably the equivalent of at least a 2 day foundation skills course. As MI has also been evolving, it is recommended that participants also are familiar with the changes to MI that were presented in the 3rd edition version of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (2013) by William Miller and Steve Rollnick. If you have any questions about whether your prior exposure to MI is sufficient, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Workshop details

The workshop will be held on the lower level of the Van Raay Centre at Ceres Environment Park in Room 1 (Rooms 2-4 combined). Registration opens at 9.00 for a 9.30 start.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea, as well as GST. Please register only if you able to attend the whole day. Free parking is available onsite on in nearby streets if the carpark is full. We recommend arriving by 9.00 to ensure parking. The venue is also close to the 96 tram on Nicholson St.

Mentha Consulting is committed to supporting positive community initiatives. Venue and catering fees support the work of the Ceres Environmental Park. For more information on Ceres go to

There is a $50 cancellation fee up to 28 days before the workshop, $100 cancellation fee for within 28 days of the workshop commencement.

Have questions about Motivational Interviewing: Developing Skills? Contact Mentha Consulting

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Brunswick East
Corner of Robert St and Stewart St
Brunswick East, VIC 3057

Friday, 30 June 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Mentha Consulting

Helen Mentha is a clinical psychologist and one of Australia’s leading trainers in MI, with a strong reputation for providing evidence-based and practical training in a safe, positive and relaxed learning environment.

With over 17 years experience in the community sector, Helen specialised in working with addiction, with a focus on community health, mental health and forensic settings. She currently runs her own practice providing counselling, training and supervision. 

Helen is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has completed annual training overseas since 2007 to continually deepen and extend her knowledge and skills in a broad range of applications of MI.

She has a particular interest in the way MI can open up opportunities for richer conversations about change that go beyond simply using MI, as well as the application of MI in other settings, such as supervision and management. 

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