Motivational interviewing is a counselling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and uncertainties to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
Wondering how to help your clients move forward? Want to help your clients get "unstuck"? Helping your clients find their inner motivation to create positive and lasting changes takes transforming how we communicate with our clients. With the right tools, you can support your clients in taking that first step towards change when you know how to build their inner resources.
NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual training session, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.
Any staff in a human, social or community services organization
Eight, two-hour online sessions over the course of two weeks
Session Dates and Registration
July 6-17, 2020
Part 1: Monday, July 6 | 10:00-12:00
Part 2: Tuesday, July 7 | 10:00-12:00
Part 3: Thursday, July 9 | 10:00-12:00
Part 4: Friday, July 10 | 10:00-12:00
Part 5: Monday, July 13 | 10:00-12:00
Part 6: Tuesday, July 14 | 10:00-12:00
Part 7: Thursday, July 16 | 10:00-12:00
Part 8: Friday, July 17 | 10:00-12:00
Registration Now Full
Additional dates will be available in the fall of 2020. More information will be posted here when available.
If you would like to inquire about bringing this virtual session to your organization or staff, please contact Christie Herrington.
Members: $350 + HST
Non-Members: $455 + HST
OMSSA will be hosting this virtual training using Zoom, an online, interactive training platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet.
Participants will be expected to join the session via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:
a webcam or built-in camera
a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones
We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise.
System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.
Megan Phillips is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in multiple roles within community and social services. As a former Case Worker and Manager with Ontario Works, as well as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in a community mental health program, Megan utilizes her additional award-winning experience in instructing post-secondary education to bring captivating, illustrative, relevant, and humorous educational seminars to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations.
As an experienced presenter, Megan has dedicated herself to the educational advancement and enhancement of her fellow colleagues and community professionals in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Burnout, Resiliency Building, PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Working with Clients with Multiple Barriers.