Adelaide, AU Advanced


MI III: Advancing Down The Path 

An innovative and engaging one-day workshop to build Motivational Interviewing understanding and skills

After initial training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), practitioners are often left to wonder “how do I advance these skills in everyday practice?” Motivational Interviewing is a skill that improves with practice and feedback. To help facilitate moving towards greater proficiency in MI, we designed this innovative, one-day session to build understanding and skills. This interactive training will combine brief didactics, discussion, experiential activities, and self-reflection to encourage practitioner growth at all levels of experience.

Dr Joel Porter an internationally known trainer in MI, will take an exploratory approach to expand thinking and sharpen focus regarding MI concepts, skills and applications. He will integrate the latest concepts from what we know about practicing MI and facilitate unique learning experiences. Come expecting to learn something new, try something different, and walk away feeling energized and challenged.

Target Audience: Practitioners who have completed an introductory training to Motivational Interviewing and who wish to advance their MI skills, including psychologists, social workers, counsellors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse professionals, health care providers and allied professionals, criminal justice workers, educators, and peer counsellors.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will recognize their strengths and confidence as a practitioner, identify areas for continued development, include areas where they want to learn more, and have a plan for deliberately practicing MI skills.

At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Have completed an accurate assessment of their own MI skills and ability
  • Identify how to integrate MI into other counselling approaches
  • Describe one area that is interpersonally tricky for them as a practitioner and practice a method for addressing this area/issue
  • Identify ideas from other areas that might have influence in their work with clients and one that resonates personally
  • Describe one new technique related to a deeper understanding of the four processes
  • Identify three strengths as a practitioner and one area for growth in MI
  • Produce a plan of action for the deliberate practice of MI skills

Dr Joel Porter, PsyD, MINT Member

Joel is a clinical psychologist from Gold Coast Australia working the area of addiction treatment and providing MI training and consultation internationally. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the Centre for Applied Psychology, University of Canberra. Over the course of his career, he has worked in a wide range of community and residential addiction and mental health settings. Joel has been a member of the MINT since 2003 and a previous member of the MINT Board of Directors (2011-2017). Joel has provided MI trainings in Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia, China, Europe and North America to wide range of professionals. One of Joel’s current interest is the sustainable systematic implementation of MI within organisations.

Adelaide, Australia
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31 May 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
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