Monarch Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Skills for Memorial University 3rd Year Entry-to-Practice PharmD Students ~ 12 Sept 2022 {via Zoom}

This introductory, half-day course provides a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. The workshop is sponsored by the Pharmacy Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland  and is restricted to PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) 3rd year entry-to-practice students registered for the Fall 2022 term. PharmD Program information is available from Dr Terri Genge, phone 709-864-7800, email The event will introduce MI constructs, concepts, and processes inclusive of but not limited to ways to adopt an MI attitude; dropping assumptions; being genuinely curious with the use of open-ended questions; providing advice with permission; ways to acknowledge patients/clients with impact; reflective listening at 3 levels; and the use of empathy in effective communication. The Zoom platform, while obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the online format does have some excellent built-in features like breakout rooms so that participants can work in pairs and small groups with facilitator guidance and supervision when needed. The workshop runs from 1:00 – 4:00 Newfoundland & Labrador time zone. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at