"Miller and Rollnick" define Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a collaborative conversation style for strenghteneing a person's own motivation and commitment to change.
Motivational Interviewing is:
- Having effective conversations about behaviour change.
- It is about finding a constructive way to sail through the challenges.
- It is about arranging conversations in such a way that people talk themselves into change based on their values & interests. It is a given that people are more likely to be persuaded by what they hear themselves.
- Ambivalence is a normal part of preparing someone for change. An individual can remain stuck in one place for a period of time.
Motivational Interviewing is not:
- About YOU "arguing for CHANGE and your client arguing against it.
- A simple "5-step sequence of questions for promoting change.
- When "YOU" do most of the talking
I like to call myself "A Selfcare Dietitian"!
Incase you are thinking that selfcare is taking care of yourself only for your physical & mental health, I will differ with you. In my world "Selfcare" also means taking care of yourself professionally. When you are professionally satisfied it has a positive impact on your
physical & mental health.
In the various roles that I have had in my career as a clinical dietitian, as a chronic disease program manager and professor, the one thing that kept coming back to my role/s was designing and facilitating professional trainings.
Slowly but surely this became an integral part of my life. I was really enjoying the creation and facilitation process. That became an outlet for my creative outlet.
And that is how this idea of creating courses and professional trainings came by.
Hi there, my name is Alka Chopra and I am a Registered Dietitian & a Certified Diabetes Educator. I have a keen interest in adult education and have been working steadily towards refining my skills to teach & train adults.
I hold the following certifications that are all embedded in adult education.
IHC Trainings (Institute for Healthcare Communication):
* Choices & Changes Faculty Trainer
CCMI Certifications (Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation):
* Brief Action Planning Trainer
* Completed Motivational Training
* Certified Diabetes Educator
* Leader Trainer: Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program
* Licensed Facilitator: Craving Change
* Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management- Level 1
It is my hope that all courses and trainings in my school will be of great support
to you personally and professionally.
So, go ahead and explore the courses, webinars and trainings.
With all good wishes
After successfully completing the program, you will be able to:
- Define motivational interviewing.
- Understand the core values of motivational interviewing.
- Learn the basic interviewing skills.
- Utilize the basic listening skills and so you can effective respond to your clients.
- Design a collaborative working relationship with the patient.
|8A||Applies principles of learning to the development of client management plans.||2-A|
|8B||Adapts management strategies based on principles of motivational interviewing.||2-A|
|8C||Applies knowledge of the social determinants of health to diabetes management.||2-A|
|8E||Identifies appropriate use, advantages and disadvantages of various teaching and facilitation methods.||2-B|
|8G||Applies the principles of behavioural change to diabetes management.||2-A|
2. Mobilize your clients from a no-action place to an action taking place.
3. Empower clients to take ownership of their own health leading to better health outcomes.
4. Learn how to handle resistance more effectively without much arguing and back & forth with your clients. You will land up doing less talking & your client doing most of the talking. Isnt that a relief & way less exhausting!
2. You will be on camera & will be able to see & interact with each other.
3. You will be broken into "zoom rooms" so you can practice the skills being taught in the workshop.
- View the motivational interviewing workshop here
- Download your completion certificate here
Will I be able master MI skills in this training?
Motivational Interviewing is a skill that you master over time. You will need to practice & with time you will be able to master it. You will need to consiously integrate it into your practice to gain more confidence.
Can I call myself a Certified MI trainer after this training?
You are welcome to share your skill with your peers/colleagues. However you cannot call yourself a Certified MI Trainer.
Can one become certified in MI?
Currently, there is no officially recognized certification in MI. Unfortunately, certain trainers may advertise that trainees, upon completion, can become “certified” in MI. Technically, however, it is important to know that such a certification is ONLY endorsed through the specific trainer and NOT an officially endorsed certification by MINT or by the creators of MI. After this training you will receive a certification of completion with the total number of training hours completed.
Do I need to buy any resources or books for the training?
Although not required, we do recommend that participants purchase and read Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (3rd edition) by Miller and Rollnick. This resource will provide a good foundation for the workshop.