Welcome to Veriti Health

We provide evidence-based professional development targeting health & community sectors.

What does Veriti mean?

Our name ‘Veriti’ comes from the Latin ‘veritas’, which means truth. 

It reflects our organisation’s values and our committment to evidence-based education.

Our Range of Professional Development Services

Motivational Interviewing

Learn how to initiate and support behaviour change in others. Suitable for anyone who works with people struggling with change

On Line Training

A vast range of on-line healthcare courses will help you maintain your CPD commitments

On Site Training

Veriti provides an extensive range of training courses based on evidence that can be delivered direct to your organisation, in a face-to-face supported learning environment


Supervision programs offer clinicians and staff working in the community sector support to manage the challenges and complexities of healthcare. 

Veriti Health were great to work with. We had a tricky task of facilitating MI & Reflective Practice training to seven different service providers located in different places all over Australia. The staff were working directly with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders people in their community and there isn’t a lot of training specially for Indigenous people.

Cathy and Barb were very adaptable to our needs, they checked in with us regularly to ensure the training was hitting the mark for our audience and took the time to chat with the different staff prior to arriving to incorporate elements for their organisation. It all went very smoothly.

Thanks Cathy & Barb

Rachel Bobir

Family Partnership Worker Educator , ANFPP National Program Centre

Veriti prides itself on delivering evidence based, interdisciplinary training, program development, and support for organisations and their staff in the health and community care sectors.

Influencing Behaviour Change

Are you barking up the wrong tree?

Our Course Participants Say….

  • Very valuable-beyond my expectations
  • Great to focus on building client confidence
  • Found the content thought provoking and challenged my current practice

  • So useful for working with chronic disease
  • Fantastic information
  • I have come away with new strategies and techniques to enhance client interactions.

  • Excellent introduction to MI
  • Highly educational
  • A very productive workshop. Have interventions to assist my practice.

Powerful Words to Influence Behaviour Change – Two Motivational Interviewing Strategies

I* recently came across an interesting article in the Guardian (Australian edition) about the impact of the words we use, particularly when we are trying to negotiate and influence others. This can happen in many situations, from tense life threatening hostage...

Should Motivational Interviewing be a Foundational Skill for all Health Practitioners?

Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) enables clinicians to support and initiate behaviour change in the management and treatment of clients with chronic disease. Randomised control studies have demonstrated its particular usefulness in working with people struggling...

Motivational Interviewing with a client struggling with alcohol use

Motivational Interviewing (MI) - two styles of communication with a client struggling with alcohol use Rick has been convicted of drink driving and has lost his licence for four months. Because Rick’s job involves driving to see clients his employer has stipulated he...

How Does Motivational Interviewing Work?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-known, accepted approach to helping people struggling with behaviour change. It has been proven effective in randomised control trials across a number of health care settings (Lundahl 2010). It is only recently, however, that...

Motivational Interviewing and the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change – What’s the difference?

The concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change (TTM) are often linked and connected in the literature (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). However, the idea that MI is based on the TTM is not correct (Miller & Rollnick,...

Ambivalence and Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Ambivalence and Motivational Interviewing During general introductions at Motivational Interviewing Training workshops it is not uncommon to hear participants at the start of the day say they want to learn “how to motivate” others. Generally, these “others” are...

The Power of Affirmation in Motivational Interviewing – Some thoughts & clues

What specifically is it in the Motivational Interviewing (MI) relationship that moves the client toward change? Recent research (Apodaca et al, 2015), examined therapist behaviours that elicit both change talk (client moving towards change) and sustain talk (client...

Treatment Adherence: Take as directed …

Contemporary healthcare and clinical research continually strive to find the cure or answer for illness and disease and methods of improving clinical outcomes. Clinicians armed with this clinical and research knowledge attempt to implement such findings in clinical...

Motivational Interviewing – It’s not about persuasion!

Contributed by Barb Bowler - Veriti Director At Veriti Motivational Interviewing workshops we ask participants to choose something in their own life that they are currently working on changing, or thinking of changing, and that they are willing to share with other...

Reflections on Undertaking Clinical Supervision Training

Contributed by Barb Bowler (Veriti Director) What is it that makes a clinician begin to consider undertaking clinical supervision training? For me, after an early discouraging experience of clinical supervision (see my earlier post), I began to receive really helpful...