Webinar Series: Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Career Counselling Practice to Overcome Client Ambivalence – February 23, March 2 & 9, 2021 with Roxanne Sawatzky and the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)
Presenter: Roxanne Sawatzky
Date & Time:
- Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)
- Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)
- Full Series CDAA-Member: $119
- Full Series Non CDAA-Member: $159
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, client-centered 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 of 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.
- 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
- 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 maneuvre through each category
- Be introduced to the four 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
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.
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