Motivational Interactions Workshop November 2012


Motivational Interactions: Encouraging Change in Injured Clients/Workers Through Motivational Interactions

Foundational Skills Workshop

MELBOURNE | 2 DAY WORKSHOP | 29th & 30th November 2012

Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins Street Melbourne 3000

Why Motivational Interactions?

The Motivational Interactions Foundational Skills Workshop will help you develop the necessary skills to effectively work with injured clients/workers presenting with a range of barriers relating to change, in order to better facilitate positive return to work and life outcomes.

You will develop the necessary skills to be able to:

  • Explore ambivalence about your clients/workers ability to change
  • Examine the pro’s and con’s about change
  • Build confidence and the core communication skills necessary to work effectively with injured clients/workers
  • Understand motivation and its key drivers
  • Help promote client autonomy, engagement and choice

Researchers have demonstrated that Motivational Interactions performed better than advice giving 80% of the time and when measuring even brief encounters of 15 minutes or less. (Manthey, Jackson & Evans-Brown, 2011)

About the workshop

Motivational Interactions (MI) is an evidence based practice and this 2 Day workshop will introduce you to the core skills, concepts and strategies required to work in a collaborative, client centred manner, in order to better facilitate client/worker engagement in a process of behaviour change and help facilitate positive Return to Work/ Life outcomes.

Motivational Interactions is based on the foundations of ‘Motivational Interviewing’ and the ‘Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change, which is widely recognized as an important engagement strategy for people working in a case management capacity- working with a range of injured client/worker needs pertaining to resistance, ambivalence to change, motivation, development and return to work. The quality of the working relationship between the worker and client is said to be a significant predictor of outcomes for a client. Evidence has indicated that a collaborative positive client centred engagement that is responsive to the change process of individuals is a reliable indicator of positive outcomes in a range of mental health, psychosocial and physical injury issues e.g. stress, depression, anxiety, physical injury, disability, with positive relationships being correlated with better Return to Work/ Life Outcomes.

Who is the MI Workshop for?

The MI Training is designed for participants from the following fields:

  • Return to Work Coordinators
  • Human Resources Consultants
  • Front line Job Service staff
  • Rehabilitation Coordinators
  • OHS Consultants
  • Disability Employment Services
  • Case Managers

During the workshop you will:

  • Be introduced to the spirit, principles and skills related to MI
  • Develop an understanding of the cycle of change, which will assist you in assessing and applying the relevant skills necessary when injured workers/clients present with barriers related to RTW
  • Understand what skills to adopt when injured workers present resistant, ambivalent, and unmotivated to return to work.

To register online and for a more detailed overview of the agenda please complete the online PDF attached below. For any further enquiries please contact 1300 335 336 or email at

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44 Garden St South Yarra, Victoria 3141

TEL: 1300 335 336

EMAIL: ABN: 12 698 548 016