Motivational Interviewing by LLSC

Motivational Interviewing by LLSC

Why Motivational Interviewing (MI)? Many of us work with clients who are ambivalent about, or resistant to, engaging in new programs and services. Even when clients know these programs could increase their skills and job prospects, taking a risk and trying something new can be overwhelmingly difficult. There is comfort in consistency, while change can be frightening, and create feelings of fear and self-doubt. No matter how challenging the present situation, it can feel safer and less threatening than an alternative.

What is MI?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person- centred approach to inspiring the motivation needed for change. MI helps resolve ambivalence, and supports change in a way that alignswith a person’s values, beliefs and wishes. MI is an evidence-based practice, commonly used to help individuals with significant challenges.

Who is offering this MI training?

In this day-long workshop facilitated by Lisa Ambaye of the Rideau-Ottawa Valley Learning Network, we will look at what techniques empower clients, reinforce their internal motivation for change, and sustain that change in the long-run. We will also share information about further MI training opportunities.

When and where are the sessions?

Join us for any one of these day- long Motivational Interviewing (MI) training sessions in your area:

October 29, 2018 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at LiUNA Local 1059 56 Firestone Blvd. London, Ontario  – Register here!

October 30, 2018 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at County of Oxford Administration Building 21 Reeve St, Woodstock, Ontario  – Register here!

October 31, 2018 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at St. Thomas Public Library 153 Curtis Street St. Thomas, Ontario – Register here

Your fee of $50 includes both the one-day training session of your choice, and lunch. If you have any dietary requirements, please contact Literacy Link South Central directly at kate@llsc.on.ca to let us know. Space is limited, so register early to guarantee your spot!

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