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Motivational Interviewing

Do you work with clients who sometimes get 'stuck'? Join us to learn micro skills for meeting clients at their stage of change.  

Learn how to harness your clients’ intrinsic motivation to change their thinking and behaviour. 

Motivational interviewing is a counselling technique that focuses on bolstering a client's motivation for change through 4 key principles: 

  • Resist the urge to correct. 
  • Grasp the client's intrinsic motivations. 
  • Approach with empathy. 
  • Empower the client.  

It’s particularly useful for situations where clients have mixed feelings about changing their behaviour. 

Originally developed to treat alcohol addiction, motivational interviewing is unique in empowering people to take responsibility for their own recovery.

Learning outcomes

In this webinar, you will: 

  • be encouraged to reflect on your current understanding of how and why people change 
  • discover how motivational interviewing can help facilitate behaviour change 
  • learn how motivational interviewing techniques can be helpful in client work 
  • explore strategies for helping clients who are paralysed by mixed feelings about change to get ‘un-stuck’ 
  • gain techniques for encouraging clients to examine the benefits of change and identify what isn’t working about their current situation or thinking patterns.

Ideal for

Clinicians, social workers, community organisation workers, health professionals, youth workers, child and family workers and counsellors at any level of experience who support clients experiencing challenges in their therapeutic progress.

About the presenter

Jeff Roberts is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years’ experience in counselling and mental health settings across Australia and internationally. Jeff specialises in men's health and is also experienced working with LGBTIQA+ communities on a range of different issues including depression, anxiety, sexual health and interpersonal issues. He is highly experienced in performing IQ, personality and memory testing. Jeff is also experienced in coaching, training and leadership development within the corporate sector.


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Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]

This webinar was recorded in February 2024.


This 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar can be accessed at any time.

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