BCCDA Workshop Days

Time:  November 15th, 2023 – 9 am to 4 pm (PST)

Presenter:  Danielle Forth

Early Bird Member Price: CAD 220.00 + GST

Early Bird Non-Member Price: CAD 235.00 + GST

Early Bird effective until November 30th, 2023

Regular Member Price: CAD 235.00 (regular rate) + GST

Regular Non-Member Price: CAD 250.00 (regular rate) + GST

This training is provided in collaboration with  Crisis & Trauma Research Institute. 

It is common for people to struggle and experience ambivalence when considering making a change or when others may be expecting them to make one. When those working in helping roles encounter this ambivalence in their clients, it is often interpreted as resistance and they may feel unable to respond effectively. By exploring the framework and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, this workshop will provide new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with. Motivational Interviewing is a method for helping people find their internal motivation for finding solutions to their problems. Participants will learn strategies that start from a place of empathy and draw on the client’s motivation to create their own goals for change. 

Some of the Topics Included:-

• Motivational Interviewing Principles
• Understanding your Client’s Motivation
• Listening to your Client
• Foundational Skills: OARS (Open Questions, Affirming, Reflecting, Summarizing)
• Recognizing and Supporting Change Talk
• Four Processes of MI (Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning)
• Common Traps to Avoid
• Reflective Listening
• Roadblocks to Listening
• Approaching Ambivalence and Resistance
• When to use Motivational Interviewing
• Readiness to Change

This workshop is eligible for 6 credits towards your CCDP/CCDP Candidacy certification.

Danielle has over 15 years of clinical experience working in front-line mental health, consulting, and teaching roles. She is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private clinical practice working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of mental health issues. As a therapist, Danielle brings a strong desire to facilitate excellent and enjoyable learning experiences to her workshops that reflect her compassion, warmth, and humor. 

Method of Delivery:- Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.