Monarch System Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for PT Students at Western University ~ 15 June 2019

Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for UWO Physical Therapy students is offered by The Monarch System Inc. It is a full‐day interactive workshop in which PT students learn and practice communication tools for effective health‐related behaviour change related to their current and future professional endeavours.The Monarch System™ is an evidence-based health behaviour change approach that combines a unique blend of processes adapted from motivational interviewing (MI), coaching, and related behaviour change theories and techniques. 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, MI 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 issue and/or promote a health‐related goal. We demonstrate in order to teach the tools/skills, and students start working with the tools throughout the workshop. We have a variety of break‐out sessions during which you partner‐up and practice the tools with each other, and we provide feedback/assistance as you 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, you learn the tools using real issues relevant to your lives – with complete choice of what you choose to share – and then we work on integrating those skills into your professional repertoire. The workshop is limited to PT students who can register here for the workshop. Note the registration site is password protected; the password can be obtained from Emily McNeil-Smith at or from For more information about our workshops, please visit our website at Workshop location is Elborn College, 1201 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H1, room #1534 (the Occupational Therapy lab).