Sydney, AU MI in brain injury rehabilitation

A 2 day skills building course for all practitioners working in brain injury rehabilitation

Are you an allied health practitioner, physician, social worker, care co-ordinator or case manager working in brain injury rehabilitation? Would you like to learn more about motivational interviewing, the person-centred approach that can help to strengthen a client’s motivation for behaviour change? If so, this course is for you.

Motivational interviewing (Mi) is an evidence based specialist communication style that can help practitioners working in brain injury to enhance a person’s motivation for behaviour change. For example, this might be a psychologist discussing anger management strategies with a client, a physiotherapist talking about exercise, an occupational therapist recommending a living skills program or a case manager reviewing vocational rehabilitation training with their client. Mi started in the addictions field but has since been shown to be helpful across many other clinical populations and treatment settings. It is increasingly popular in brain injury rehabilitation.

The course covers three things:

First, it introduces participants to the core principles and practices of motivational interviewing (Mi).

Second, it looks at common cognitive profiles, (both changes and preserved strengths) often encountered in clinical practice with a particular focus on frontal brain injury.

Finally, it considers good practice when blending core Mi skills with effective principles of neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Sydney Australia
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27 May 2019 - 9:00am to 28 May 2019 - 4:00pm
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