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Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical Education Workshop

Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Education: Working with students toward change

February 2, 2016  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rehab Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue, Toronto, Room 140

The goal of teachers is to facilitate student learning, encourage academic momentum and promote goal attainment while teaching health professionals. Motivational Interviewing is a counselling technique that is centred on the client or student to make changes by relying on an individual’s intrinsic motivation and interest in change using a non-confrontational approach.
This practical and dynamic workshop is designed to be engaging, interactive and responsive to participants’ learning needs; and includes, case examples, video-vignettes and group discussion. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to apply the tools and techniques of Motivational Interviewing to a) enhance listening and problem solving and b) become effective more communicators and teachers.
Motivational interviewing techniques have been described as “simple but not easy.” This session is designed to help anchor these key strategies in ways that fit with your own clinical style.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify skills to effectively listen and problem solve with students to enhance rapport and support their self-efficacy
  2. Practice Motivational Interviewing skills to provide information and feedback to students in a collaborative and motivational style
  3. Practice core skills in Motivational Interviewing to address resistance to behaviour change
  4. Practice setting objectives and identify further resources to develop Motivational Interviewing skills for further professional development

Speaker: Dr. Heather Flett
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto