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The Monarch System Level 1: Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

Where: 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario

When: 11/8/2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Note: This is a hands-on or experiential workshop with lots of work in interviewing dyads followed by discussions and integrations into progressional practices for health professionals.

Course Description:
This introductory full day session provides a meaningful overview of 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/application. Mostimportantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applies techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day practice. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours. 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 resistance in service of your clients' health-related behaviours in lifelong care.

At the end of our workshop on Motivational Interviewing & Coaching skills for health professionals, participants will better be able to:
•incorporate a repertoire of motivational skills into their professional toolbox
•build motivation and commitment with their clients
•collaborate with more engaged clients to design a working partnership for both shifting and managing their behaviours
•work WITH people's resistance toward improved motivation re specific health goals
•reduce professional burnout by learning to incorporate motivational interviewing skills into their work
•facilitate people's real and authentic commitment to making important, short and especially long-term behaviour changes.

Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow both are award winning teachers, certified professional coaches trained and accredited with both the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation, and experienced, competent Motivational Interviewing workshop Facilitators. Both of them are also university professors, widely published authors, and proficient presenters to groups varying from small workshops to very large groups (up to 1200). Dr. Irwin is a health behaviourist and Dr. Morrow holds his PhD in the health sciences and together, they bring over 40 years of combined, professional experience to their work. They co-lead a pioneering MI-related and evidence-based research program that specializes in healthy body weight promotion and obesity reduction and prevention among youth and adults, and smoking cessation among young adults. As co-owners of The Monarch SystemTM Inc., is to be change agent partners with health professionals who strive to motivate their clients towards sustainable healthy behaviour choices and actions.

Space is limited so register early!