Upcoming Events

  • Monarch MI Workshop for the Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe-York ~ 23 March 2017

    23rd Mar 2017 9:00:am – 23rd Mar 2017 4:00:pm

    This is a Level 1, full-day Monarch workshop on integrating Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills into the work of the service coordinators for the Children's Treatment Network (CTN) of the Simcoe-York region. The CTN provides a number of programs and services to support children with multiple special needs and their families. Delivered through various partner organizations these services help support families where they need it most—at home, school or in the community. The Monarch event will be held at a venue in Newmarket, Ontario. For further information, please contact Michelle Biehler, OT Reg (Ont.), Director, Privacy Officer, Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe-York, 165 Ferris Lane, Barrie, ON L4M 2Y1, Toll Free: 1-866-377-0286 ext 2252 or Phone: (705) 719 4795 ext 2252

  • Motivational Interviewing: Level 1 (Introductory) Workshop for Health Professionals ~ Toronto, ON, 31 March 2017

    31st Mar 2017 8:30:am – 31st Mar 2017 3:30:pm

    Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

    The Monarch System is pleased to offer this introductory evidence-informed one-day workshop that is designed for health professionals who wish to acquire applied motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to use with clients in their day-to-day practice. The workshop is being hosted and organized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT/ACE) and will take place at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, 970 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J9. Participants will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours using a unique intervention approach which integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices. Participants will explore different ways to use such elements as presence, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with resistance in service of their clients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. This hands-on workshop includes lots of practice in interviewing dyads followed by discussions and integrations into professional practice. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians and other health professionals who work one-on-one with clients. This workshop would also be suitable for second year Master’s students in health professional programs (who have already completed fieldwork placements). For full information about this workshop, including registration details, please visit the CAOT/ACE Professional Development site ~ scroll down to "Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow" and select the appropriate venue and date. *** Our understanding is that this workshop is now full; however, a waiting list has been created and should be posted as such soon on the CAOT/ACE Site hyperlinked in the previous sentence. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • Seminar on Motivational Interviewing for Louisiana State Department of Pediatric Dentistry Residents and Faculty members ~ 6 April 2017

    6th Apr 2017 2:30:pm – 6th Apr 2017 4:30:pm

    This is a Monarch, two-hour seminar on the use of Motivational Interviewing in clinical, dental practice. The seminar is designed for and restricted to Postgraduate residents and Faculty members of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. For information, contact Suzanne E. Fournier, D.D.S., Postgraduate Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-941-8199, sfour1@lsuhsc.edu

  • Integrating a Motivational Interviewing Approach to Tobacco Treatment ~ 25 April 2017

    25th Apr 2017 8:30:am – 25th Apr 2017 12:00:pm

    This is a Motiivational Interviewing workshop facilitated by The Monarch System as Vendors with the Program & Training Centre of Cancer Care Ontario. It is being hosted by the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit from 8:30 am til 12:00 pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. The intent of the workshop is to help participants build their understanding of motivational approaches while developing confidence and skills in tobacco cessation counselling. Engaging in a combination of instructor-led and small group participatory learning activities with the opportunity for peer review and feedback, participants will explore the processes used in this method of client interaction: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Further, they will learn to recognize related concepts such as ambivalence, change talk, sustain talk, and discord, practice the core communication skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and utilizing effective summaries) and gain practical tips to exchange information and advice, develop hope and confidence, as well as negotiate a change plan. It will take place at the Emergency Services Training Building, Training Room, 465 Pinebush Roadd, Cambridge, Ontario. See this Promo Flyer MI Waterloo Apr 25 2017 for more details and how to register.

  • Pediatric Endowed Lecture/Workshop on Motivational Interviewing for More Effective Communications in Clinical Practice ~ 28 April 2017

    28th Apr 2017 9:00:am – 28th Apr 2017 4:00:pm

    This Monarch workshop is promoted and sponsored by the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education. It focuses on basic skills, techniques, and processes of Motivational Interviewing for more effective communications in clinical, dental practice. The workshop is targeted toward Medicine and Dentistry Faculty members, Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienists, and Registered Dental Assistants. It provides 6 CE credits and will take place at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta (room TBA) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday 28 April 2017. More information on registration procedures and cost is available in this event brochure and/or by registering online at this location: http://www.dentistry.ualberta.ca/CDE

  • Motivational Interviewing: Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop for Health Professionals ~ Vancouver, BC, 5 May 2017

    5th May 2017 8:30:am – 5th May 2017 3:30:pm

    This advanced evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed by The Monarch System Inc and is intended for health professionals who wish to become more confident and further their skills in motivational interviewing, particularly when working with clients who seem highly resistant to change. The workshop is being hosted and organized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT/ACE) and the venue will be announced soon. This advanced workshop will build on the challenges that participants have experienced in implementing the introductory workshop motivational interviewing skills and will help participants become more attuned to picking up on client cues for change. This hands-on workshop includes additional practice and feedback opportunities to support the immediate integration of the new advanced tools within participants’ practice. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians and other health professionals who work one-on-one with clients, particularly with clients who seem resistant to change. This workshop would also be suitable for second year Master’s students in health professional programs (who have already completed fieldwork placements). Participants must have completed the Level 1, Introductory MI workshop training with The Monarch System Inc (or that workshop equivalent). For full information about this workshop, including registration details, please visit the CAOT/ACE Professional Development site ~ scroll down to "Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow" and select the appropriate venue and date. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • Motivational Interviewing: Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop for Health Professionals ~ Toronto, ON, 9 June 2017

    9th Jun 2017 8:30:am – 9th Jun 2017 3:30:pm

    This advanced evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed by The Monarch System Inc and is intended for health professionals who wish to become more confident and further their skills in motivational interviewing, particularly when working with clients who seem highly resistant to change. The workshop is being hosted and organized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT/ACE). It will be held at Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport, 925 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J8, This advanced workshop will build on the challenges that participants have experienced in implementing the introductory workshop motivational interviewing skills and will help participants become more attuned to picking up on client cues for change. The hands-on workshop includes additional practice and feedback opportunities to support the immediate integration of the new advanced tools within participants’ practice. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians and other health professionals who work one-on-one with clients, particularly with clients who seem resistant to change. The event would also be suitable for second year Master’s students in health professional programs (who have already completed fieldwork placements). Participants must have completed the Level 1, Introductory MI workshop training with The Monarch System Inc (or that workshop equivalent). For full information about this workshop, including registration details, please visit the CAOT/ACE Professional Development site ~ scroll down to "Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow" and select the appropriate venue and date. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • Monarch Level 1 MI Workshop for Dietetic Interns ~ Brescia University College, London, ON ~ 6 Sept 2017

    6th Sep 2017 9:00:am – 6th Sep 2017 4:00:pm

    This Monarch introductory full-day workshop is restricted to Brescia University College Dietetic Interns. It will take place at Brescia University College. For more information, contact Lesley Macaskill, Internship Coordinator/Faculty Lecturer, Room 107, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London, N5G 1H2, Tel: 519-432-8353, ext 28065, email: lmacaski@uwo.ca