Presenter: Roxanne Sawatzky

Language: English

Date & Time:


  • Full Series CDAA-Member: $119
  • Full Series Non CDAA-Member: $159

All registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session. The recordings will remain available for one month after the final webinar of the series.

IMPORTANT: Individual certificates of attendance will be provided once the series is complete and only to those who attend the webinars live.


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, client-centred approach that elicits behavioural changes by assisting individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence. The MI principles and techniques can be used by career counsellors to work effectively with clients who experience fluctuating levels of motivation.

Why You Should Attend

Do you work with clients who:

  • Have mixed feelings about changing?
  • Lack confidence that they can change?
  • Seem to be “at war” within themselves; who cycle between uncertainty about wanting to change and the need for immediate change
  • Talk about change but don’t follow through?

Research has shown the MI approach to be helpful with a wide spectrum of client populations and issues. In this webinar series, you will be introduced to techniques that are helpful for incorporating MI into career counselling, including strategies to elicit and strengthen motivation for career change.

Webinar #1: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Be introduced to two modalities: MI & Equipoise and learn which is the most appropriate model to use with ambivalent clients
  • Receive an effective “tool” that practitioners can use with ambivalent clients
  • Learn how ambivalence impacts behaviour change
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls that “pause” the change process

Webinar #2: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Continue to explore pitfalls that “pause” the change process
  • Learn the triad of ambivalence
  • Learn how to give information in a MI-adherent manner
  • Learn how client language falls in to 3 different categories and strategies to maneuver through each category

Webinar #3: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Be introduced to the 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing and how practitioners’ transition through each process
  • Learn specific strategies that are used to evoke behaviour change in the evoking process
  • Be introduced to the micro-skills used in motivational interviewing

Here’s just some of what your peers had to say about Roxanne’s past training with CERIC:

“Thought-provoking and allowed me to grow professionally by providing a sound overview of the components of the Motivational Interviewing process.”

“Will completely change my approach when working with ALL my clients.”

“It provides a more effective method for moving reluctant clients towards change, specifically to help them to see that engaging in job search is preferable to the status quo.”

“Increasingly, we are seeing clients with multiple barriers to work who clearly do not want to move forward or don’t know how. This will help me as a practitioner to support clients in becoming unstuck…”

“The content was very valuable … will be easily implemented.”

“Great ideas for working with clients. A reminder that we cannot make people change, that we can only create an environment that encourages positive changes.”

“Will use the knowledge and techniques on a daily basis.”

Roxanne Sawatzky is one of a handful of MINT Certified Trainers in the world. She has shared her MI knowledge and expertise through keynote presentations internationally, including the Cannexus National Career Development Conference. She has co-authored the peer-reviewed article: “Motivational Interviewing to Promote Employment in Ambivalent Individuals,” Journal of Employment Counseling, 2019. Roxanne returns after having led several very popular early CERIC webinar series around Motivational Interviewing. She now brings knowledge and experience working with dozens of career services organizations across Canada in applying MI to their work.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to webinars@ceric.caCancellation requests must be received before 5:00 pm ET 2 business days prior to the webinar date. NO REFUNDS are granted after this point. An administrative fee of 10% will be deducted from any paid webinar registration. Refunds will be issued within two weeks after receipt of the written notice.

Delegate substitutions are permissible. Please notify us at if you intend to transfer your registration to another person. Supply us with that person’s name and contact information including their email address. The substitute delegate will be required to pay any difference in registration rate. If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.

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