Date(s) - 14/09/2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aspley Hornet’s Club
Initiating and supporting behaviour change to help clients experiencing mental illness improve their physical health and well being.
Research has shown those with a mental illness have up to a 30% shorter life expectancy compared to mentally well members in our community.
People with mental illness frequently struggle with making positive changes around their physical health. Their high morbidity and mortality rates may reflect some ambivalence towards acting on medical advice and adhering to treatment.
Veriti’s ‘Introduction to Motivational Interviewing’ is designed to prepare health care workers and those in helping roles support and initiate behaviour change in clients.
This workshop will assist participants to:
• Understand the Spirit and Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing
• Understand behaviour change
• Assess readiness to change behaviour
• Explore ambivalence and develop discrepancy in relation to behaviour change
• Recognize when someone is ready for change
• Respond to resistance in terms of behaviour change
This workshop is suitable for anyone who works with people struggling with change.
Health professionals, teachers and community workers will benefit from attending this course.
This event is fully booked.