Upcoming Events

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Occupational Therapy Students ~ 28 March 2020

    28th Mar 2020 9:00:am – 28th Mar 2020 4:00:pm

    Elborn College

    This introductory MI workshop offered by The Monarch System Inc. is a full‐day interactive workshop in which OT students learn and practice communication tools for effective health‐related behaviour change related to their current and future professional endeavours. The workshop begins with an introduction to motivational interviewing and coaching as an applied model for health promotion and health behaviour change. We introduce the specifics of the client‐centred model, and inform participants about how the day will unfold. During the workshop we focus on the acquisition of practical tools that can be used when working with clients/patients who want to manage a health‐related problem and/or promote a health‐related goal. We demonstrate in order to teach the tools/skills, and students start working with the tools during the workshop. We have a variety of break‐out sessions during which students partner‐up and practice the tools with each other, and we provide feedback/assistance as they are practicing the tools. It is important to note that learning to use MI skills necessitates using real-life examples in the break-out sessions; that is, participants learn the tools using real issues relevant to their lives – with complete choice of what they choose to share – and then we work on integrating those skills into your professional repertoire. The workshop will take place at Elborn College, room # 1534 and is closed to Western University Occupational Therapy students. Registration can be done online at https://otstudentsminworkshop.eventbrite.com using a privately-arranged password. The contact person for OT students is Katharine Fuchigami: kfuchiga@uwo.ca

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Physiotherapists/Allied Health Professionals ~ 2 October 2020, Vaughan, Ontario

    2nd Oct 2020 9:00:am – 2nd Oct 2020 4:00:pm

    PHS Vaughan

    This introductory, full day session is designed for physiotherapists and allied health professionals working in the Greater Toronto Area. It is sponsored by Pelvic Health Solutions. The Monarch System workshop provides a meaningful overview of 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 participants to acquire applied techniques to use with your patients/clients in day-to-day practices. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to client/patient changed 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, moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long-term goal setting and commitment to change The event will take place at PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7. For more information about the workshop, click here to go to the course website, download the Registration Form at that site, or, download the Registration Form here and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533. The workshop is open to all health care professionals.