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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

January 10, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NST

*This session has been coordinated by the NL Housing and Homelessness Network, and will be delivered by Paula Delahunty, Addictions Coordinator, Eastern Urban NL Health services*

This presentation is designed for front-line community workers and will introduce the concepts of Motivational Interviewing through a trauma informed lens (MI).

The session will explore MI as a conversational style of interviewing used in counselling that addresses the ambivalence that individuals experience when faced with the need to change.

MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communications which pays particular attention to the language of change, designed to strengthen personal motivation for a commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013).

Learning objectives:

  • To provide a foundational knowledge of MI – it’s spirit, processes, and techniques.
  • To create an awareness of Motivational Interviewing as a counselling style and highlight its benefits in the change process while providing foundational knowledge of the application of MI.
  • To provide those with Motivational Interviewing with a perspective on how MI tools are relevant and useful for addressing substance use, other behavioral addictions and trauma.
  • Recognize how the “Spirit” of Motivational Interviewing promotes and supports a trauma informed system of care.

To register, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-motivational-interviewing-tickets-690009425767?aff=oddtdtcreator

– Details on Event Venue –

This session will be taking place in person, at 77 Charter Avenue (entrance on East Drive), in the NL Housing and Homelessness Network’s Provincial Learning Centre. Our location is on a bus route (route 2), and there is free parking across the street from the entrance – please note that the backlot parking is for tenants of the building only.

Need an accessible parking spot pass, or have other accessibility needs? Contact NLHHN’s Communications and Training Coordinator, Emily, at communications-training@nlhhn.org at least two weeks in advance of the session.

If you have any additional questions, please email communications-training@nlhhn.org!


January 10, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NST