Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills for Health Professionals ~ Windsor Essex Community Health Centre ~ Sept 23 & 30 2022 {via Zoom}

This introductory, two, half-day courses provide 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. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day contacts whether in your practicums now or in your future careers. 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 sponsored by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and is geared to any health professional working in the southwestern Ontario. Registration information is available at this link. Note that the event is limited to 100 participants and that the workshop spaces fill up quickly. 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 two half-days, one week apart is deliberate in terms of minimizing virtual screen time as well as offering an opportunity for participants to try some of the basic MI skills between the two event-days. For more information about the WECHC or the registration process, call toll free 1-855-259-3605. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/