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Motivational Interviewing

Format Training Course
Presenters Suzanna McCarthy MSW,LICSW and Marty Bedlington Ph.D
Description Motivational Interviewing (MI) This workshop introduces the strategies of "Motivational Interviewing", based on
the internationally recognized work of Dr William Miller and Dr Stephen Rollnick. Originally developed to motivate
clients with addictive behaviours, Motivational Interviewing is effective in facilitating client behaviour change in mental health, child welfare, health care, criminal justice and education.
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centred counselling approach, grounded in a collaborative relationship between client and practitioner. MI emphasises the client's autonomy and maximises their intrinsic motivation to improve their lives. Using Prochaska's and DiClemente's Six Stages of Change as a framework, Motivational Interviewing identifies stage specific strategies for practitioners to reduce resistance, resolve ambivalence and help clients prepare and implement a change plan.
About the presenter(s) Suzanna McCarthy MSW, LICSW (Institute for Family Development) is a trainer and program consultant
with the Institute for Family Development (IFD) and provides training on in-home and community-based services and strategies to public and private agency practitioners, supervisors and administrators across the United States and internationally.
Marty Bedlington, Ph.D.(Institute for Family Development) Marty holds a Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas with research focusing on group home treatment in the Teaching Family Model for delinquent youth. She worked at the Florida Mental Health Institute in Tampa, Florida for five years establishing group home treatment programs for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. She has been with the Institute for Family Development for over 20 years. Iinitially based in New York City, she established HOMEBUILDERS programs in the Bronx and surrounding areas for seven years. She received training from William Miller and Stephen Rollnick in Motivational Interviewing through the Training of Trainers program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is currently based in Washington State and provides training and consultation on the HOMEBUILDERS
model nationally and internationally.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue IFP Training Rooms
Level 4, 146 Marsden Street, Parramatta

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 15 Nov 2012 to 16 Nov 2012
Time Time: 9.00am for 9.30am start - 4.30pm
Cost Cost: $660 (inc GST) for registrations received after the early bird date
Organiser Institute of Family Prcatice
Contact Name Lyndall Linaker
Telephone 02 88300755
Fax 02 98915675