Monarch Level 1, Introductory Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Carefor Health & Community Services ~ 2 half-days, 20 & 27 September 2021 [via Zoom]

This introductory, 2 half-day courses provide a meaningful overview of 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.  Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day contacts. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. The workshop is restricted to health professionals connected with Carefor Health & Community Services. Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest and oldest home healthcare and community support charity. They offer services to clients and caregivers across three local regions: Renfrew County, Ottawa Region and Eastern Counties (S.D.G. and Prescott-Russell) The event will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate Mondays, the 20th and 27th of September 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on both days. While the Zoom format is not ideal, it does offer enough flexibility to do small-size (2-3 persons) group work. For any information on Carefor and their services, please contact Jessica Koury, Manager, Carefor Health & Community Services jkoury@carefor.ca. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com