The International Symposium on Motivational Interviewing

The International Symposium on Motivational Interviewing

Melbourne, Australia – 13-14 May 2013

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ISMI offers a rare opportunity to engage with the latest thinking, challenges and opportunities in Motivational Interviewing and the broader field of effective communication and behaviour change.

The event offers a friendly, stimulating environment to examine our practice, share ideas and sharpen skills. The driving curiosity behind ISMI is to ask “Is what we are doing working?” and “How can we do it better?”

ISMI is open to clinicians, researchers, trainers, supervisors, managers and clients – together these different perspectives create a richer understanding of how to make the most of the conversations we have in our workplaces.

13 May

One day Workshops

Stephen Rollnick (University of Cardiff, UK)

Integrating MI into an already busy practice

Anya Sheftel (University of Oregon, USA)

MI on the Fly: Outreach, Residential and other curious settings

14 May

Interactive Symposium Presentations

Stephen Rollnick: Reflections on how we learn MI

Anya Sheftel:

David Manchester (Disability, Aging & Home Care, NSW, Australia): Motivational interviewing and cognitive impairment

Helen Mentha (Mentha Consulting, VIC, Australia): From Client to Practice

Ken McMaster (HMA & Associates, New Zealand): “It’s all her fault”: Using MI with men who engage in abusive behaviour

Kylie McKenzie (Ballarat Health Services, VIC, Australia): The Felix the Cat approach to MI: Do clinicians in health care just pull MI out of their “bag of tricks”?

Joel Porter (Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services, QLD, Australia): More than a two-day workshop: What it takes to for an organisation to become proficient in MI

Sean Manning (Moana House, New Zealand): ‘The tyranny of goal setting – how do people really make big changes?’

Stan Steindl (Psychology Consultants, QLD, Australia): Beyond the science: MI and compassion

Eileen Britt & Mark Wallace-Bell (Canterbury University, New Zealand): MI is easy to learn – isn’t it?

Kelly Austin (Achieve Wellness, New Zealand): Motivating clients to improve health behaviors: the complimentary work of MI and Wellness Coaching

And a few more yet to come…

Closing panel: Stephen Rollnick, Anya Sheftel, David Manchester + 2 members of the audience

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