Previous training and experience with MI is a pre-requisite for this training.
After the initial training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), practitioners are often left to wonder “How do I advance these skills in everyday practice?” or “Am I actually doing MI?”. Motivational Interviewing is a skill that improves with practice and feedback.
This one-day online course aims to help build confidence and strengthen core MI skills. Participants will be taught deepening reflective listening skills, listening to and interacting with change and sustain talk. This course is ideal for practitioners who have completed an introduction to Motivational Interviewing course or workshop and wish to advance their skills in practising MI.
This event will cover:
Importance of MI Spirit
Four Processes of MI
Emphasis on Change Talk
Depth, Strength and Momentum
Working with Sustain Talk and Discord
Search for the Mechanisms Of Action in MI
Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity code (MITI) 4.2.1
Create a work sample for self-assessment
How to increase proficiency in MI
Working with coded and un-coded transcripts
Reflective practice
Deepening reflections
Fine tuning listening skills
At the conclusion of this training, participants will:
Recognise their strengths, develop skills and confidence as a practitioner
Identify areas for continued development
Have a plan for deliberately practicing MI skills
Have completed an accurate assessment of their own MI skills and ability
Identify strengths as a practitioner and area for growth in MI


  • Dr Joel Porter (Senior Psychologist & Director) — Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Health Service & JSP Training and Consulting

Eligibility criteria

These are free events designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH) and lived experience workforces (LEW) working in either public clinical or community mental health state-funded roles. Other workforce in partner organisations, such as AOD organisations or ACCHOs, may sometimes be eligible. Please note, if you do register for an event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.
Note: Content been developed by the presenter. The training has been delivered to professionals with LE. Over the years the feedback has been highly positive from participants.
Previous training and experience with MI is a pre-requisite for this training.

Categories: Assessment & intervention
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Lifespans: Adult

Wednesday 23 August 2023
09:00 to 16:30
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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