GALWAY - One Day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Monday, 17 December 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM [GMT]

Taylors Hill, Galway, Galway, Ireland


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One Day Introduction to MI Partial Approval -€80.00

Tea and Coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

BCBA / BCaBA Discussion Session (4.40pm - 5.30pm) Partial Approval - €7.00

This additional 50 minute session will give the opportunities for Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and Board Certified Associate Behaviour Analysts to reflect on the learning of the day and to see how it may apply to their behaviour analytical work. Price includes CE Credit.

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Event Information

Monday, 17 December 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM [GMT]

About the Event

Motivational Interviewing is a model used to support people through change. It helps to strengthen their commitment to change, by drawing out the person’s own motivation to change. This is used extensively in healthcare environments, particularly in relation to health behaviours such as self-management and addiction. It is also used in educational environments and in business and so is a very flexible approach to change.

This one day workshop will outline the basic concepts and principles of Motivational Interviewing, including an opportunity to discuss how they may apply in your own work, and a space to practice some of the core skills. There will be a focus on dealing with resistance and evoking change talk to improve a person's intrinsic motivation for change.

This day would be useful to those working in education, health, addiction studies, social care and counselling. As well as being facilitated by Gillian Martin, of Soiléir, this course has the added bonus of being co-facilitated by Matthew Spicer from Tasmania, Australia. Matthew is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has great experience in using and training Motivational Interviewing particularly in the context of health behaviour change, utilising Positive Behaviour Support, and supporting children who have experienced trauma.

An optional session will be held after the main workshop for an hour specifically for Behaviour Analysts who wish to discuss how the content of the day may apply to their behaviour analytic work. This workshop is an Approved Continuing Education Unit from the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and eligible participants will be awareded One Type II CEU.

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About the Organizer

Soiléir Psychology Services provides learning solutions,designed to bring clarity and a deeper understanding to your work in supporting people. Soiléir uses only positive approaches that are designed to enhance well-being and that are built on respect.


Event Speakers

Gillian Martin
CPsycholPsSI, BACB

I am a psychologist with over 20 years of experience supporting people using behaviour science, both in Ireland and the USA. My work has primarily been in healthcare settings. As well as clinical work, I have always had a strong interest in staff well-being, training, development and supporting teams to think through new concepts and find solutions.
Matthew Spicer

Matthew is a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience working across Government and Non-Government services. Specialising in service development and in training staff to support people with complex needs and Behaviour of Concern.