Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for MScFN interns at Brescia University College ~ 9 May 2019, London, Ontario

This introductory full day Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing (MI) session is designed for Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition (MScFN) interns at Brescia University College. The MScFN Internship Stream program provides students with a combination of challenging course work, advanced research opportunities, and practical training experiences with placements across southwestern Ontario and beyond. Graduates of this program earn a Master of Science degree and complete a 52 week practicum which is recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), preparing students to pursue further steps involved in becoming a Registered Dietitian in Canada. The workshop provides a meaningful and hands-on, practical exposure to MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help interns to acquire applied techniques to use with your patients in day-to-day practices. The intern practitioners will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your clients’ nutrition and other health-related choices and behaviours in lifelong care.The workshop is closed to Brescia interns in the MScFN program; for more information, contact Kayla Glynn,Internship Coordinator, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Brescia University College (at Western University), Room 107, 1285 Western Road, London, Ontario N6G1H2 Tel:  (519) 432-8353 x 28257, email: kglynn2@uwo.ca