By Change Psychology
Services and Colin O’Driscoll
intensive training course
Two days, July 3rd and
B.A., M.Sc., A.F. Ps.S.I., Reg. Psychol. Ps.S.I.
Member of PSI, IACP, MINT and certified MI practitioner
contact Colin O’Driscoll by email at email@example.com
MI Introduction Workshop
Facilitator: Colin O’Driscoll
Timeframe: 2 days (3rd & 4th/7/12)
acquire an awareness of the specific components of Motivational Interviewing including the Spirit, Principles
and Techniques. They will get opportunity to practice and learn to begin working with these tchniques and in
The workshop emphasises
and applies the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing as an evidence based treatment approach.
Throughout the workshop
various methods will be used to facilitate learning, including lecture format (with PowerPoint presentation),
demonstration of techniques, video presentation, and dynamic learning exercises and feedback.
is a Registered Psychologist and experienced trainer, member of
MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) and appointed TNT trainer (MINT’s annual Training New
As Course Director for
Glyndwr University/ATI’s BA (hons) in Addiction Counselling and Senior Lecturer on the BA (hons) in Counselling
and Psycholtherapy, he is experienced in the facilitation of learning across a range of settings and participant
groups (including UCD and Merchant’s Quay Ireland).
Director of Forest Residential Treatment Centre, he is now, in addiction to providing a range of training &
lecturing, counselling and supervision, clinical lead for HSE Mid-West’s Alcohol and Drug Counselling Services
Ø Rolling with resistance
Ø Avoiding argumentation
Ø Expressing empathy
Ø Supporting self-efficacy
Ø Open-ended questions
Ø Reflections (simple and complex)
Ø Change talk v’s Sustain talk
Ø Commitment Language
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