Monarch Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for LHSC Head & Neck Team Health Professionals ~ 22 Sept 2020 [Zoom format]

This introductory, full day session is designed for a team of health professionals working in the London, Ontario Area. It is sponsored by the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital’s Head and Neck (Oncology) Surgery team and is restricted to members of that team. The group is a multidisciplinary team who work with patients diagnosed with head and neck carcinoma.The mandate of the Team is to provide a patient-centered forum where the collaborative and integrated knowledge and expertise of all interdisciplinary, professional health care members plan and develop comprehensive cancer care for their patient population.The Team’s composition varies but it is represented by an eclectic group of health professionals including the lead Medical Director, medicine, advanced practice nurse, nursing, pharmacy, supportive care, palliative medicine, clinical nutrition, research scientists, pathology, radiology, and surgery. 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 in day-to-day, patient-centred practices. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to patient changed behaviours. We will teach team members 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 patients’ needs for long-term goal setting and commitment to change in their new situation. The workshop will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on Tuesday 22 September, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As much as possible, the Zoom format offers an ideal and flexible format for doing practical exercises in small groups with full group discussions interspersed. Our intent and commitment is to create new learnings in a fun and productive workshop environment. For more information about this specific workshop or how to register, please contact Dr Danielle MacNeil, Dept of Oncology/Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario N6A 5W9, phone: 519-685-8767, email: For more information about the Monarch System Inc and/or our workshops, please visit our website at