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Counsellor & Psychotherapist Accredited Practising Dietitian
PACFA Accredited Supervisor

Hospitals, Agencies and Corporate Health

Looking to up-skill your staff with powerful training delivered right at your workplace?

Tara delivers Motivational Interviewing Workshops and Essential Counselling Skills Workshops to Hospital Departments, Health Care & Community Service Agencies and Corporate Health providers throughout Australia. Past attendees have represented a broad range of disciplines in areas of service including primary care, acute care and specialist services: mental health, diabetes, maternal and child health, indigenous health, smoking cessation, rehabilitation and eating disorder services.

Past and current 2017 clients include:

  • ACT Health
  • Capitol Health Network ACT
  • Hunter New England Local Health District NSW
  • Institute of Urban Indigenous Health Brisbane QLD
  • Murrumidgee Local Health District NSW
  • Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District NSW
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta VIC
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District NSW
  • Sydney Local Health Distict NSW
  • University of Newcastle Department of Rural health NSW
  • Western NSW Local Health District NSW

To read more about each workshop please click through to the relevant page on the highlights above. In addition to MI 1 & 2 Tara has developed a blended workshop for groups of colleagues who may have mixed experience in MI. This workshop titled Motivational Interviewing: Introducing, Revising and Extending has proved to be a great way to refresh and extend learning in Motivational Interviewing or simply learn about MI for the first time.

If you are interested in organising in-service training for your workplace don't hesitate to email Tara for more information on how your training needs can be met by Practice Pavestones. You are welcome to read feedback below from past attendees of Pavestones training delivered directly to workplaces around the eastern states of Australia since 2015.

  • This was such a wonderful opportunity to work on such a fundamental skill for our profession - so inspiring! To see Tara use the skills with us during the session was invaluable; hearing the language/tone was so helpful, a great structure too to the whole day. Tara, Thank you!

    A.S. APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • If you get an opporunity to attend Tara's training I recommend it for every Dietitian no matter what area you work in. You will not regret it and everyone would gain some skills of value. I have a uni friend starting up her own private practice who I will be contacting straight away!

    A.M. APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • This was a wonderful experience. I leant new skills that make sense and appear easy enough to start doing now. Very practical day. I was able to practise what I leant so it doesn't feel overwhelming

    APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • Great Training! Well paced, practical and relevant for use in day to day practice. Tara was very approachable and provided a great environment and knowledge

    K.M. APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • This training was a great way to improve your confidence counselling clients as well as developing new Motivational Interviewing skills. The user friendly counselling skills specific to Dietetics was very helpful.

    APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • A beautiful, insightful workshop; a safe environment to learn and self reflect. The workshop reassured me in terms of my own counselling skills and client focus. A must for any Dietitian.

    B.L. APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • This workshop had good balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. It had great overview of principles and was really hands on. Tara was fantastic as presenter and very knowledgable.

    APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • You should really consider thsi training as it is so wothwhile and inspiring.

    APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • This was a challenging workshop which aids in thinking about our client relationship in a 'new' way, incorporating counselling skills essential to effective Dietetic practice.

    APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • This workshop was a challenge. This workshop was REAL. I loved Tara's confidence and passion, this made me want to learn and engage in the workshop. This workshop will change your practice! It will help prevent burnout and inspire you.

    APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • I would highly recommend Tara's Essential Skills Workshop for Dietitians at any stage of their career. I felt challenged and enthused. 

    K.A. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • This training is a must for every Dietitian who wants to develop a therapeutic relationship with their clients. If you feel your counselling skills have become a bit rusty or you've lost your focus, you will brush up on skills (or develop new ones) to help you re-focus the time spent with your clients. Thank you Tara! An extremely worthwhile couple of days!

    M.R. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • This was a great counselling course. It gave me practical skills and the 'how to'! It was great. I think I'll even do it again one day to consolidate the skills I leant.

    APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • This training takes you 'back to basics' of solid human interaction and communication. It gives you a setting to try something new and different.

    C.D. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • Over the course of these two days I thoroughly enjoyed listening to and learning Tara's approach to counselling clients. It was put in a manner that was easy to understand with plenty of examples. I leant more in two days than I've learnt in reading many books. Highly rewarding. Would highly recommend.

    M.W. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • This course was very worthwhile and enlightening; opening up my mind to new ideas and excitng ways approach behaviour change.

    M.H. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • If you are looking for a safe and supportive learning environment that builds or consolidates fundamental counselling skills then don't go past this workshop. Tara is a warm, engaging and validating presenter who obviously walks her talk. Thank you so much Tara.

    A.C. APD Attendee HNELHD Essential Counselling Skills Training Nov 2015
  • Thanks again for such a fantastic training day last week. Implementing counselling skills has been the hot topic around the office all week, and I have received lots of positive feedback on the day. We found it both rewarding and challenging (in a good way), and already we can identify so many patients who would benefit from our new skill kit. Hopefully we can have you back in the Central West sometime soon! 

    R.B APD Attendee MI Training WNSWLHD Oct 2015
  • This is the way we should have been taught to counsel our patients at University. This will change your entire thinking about what our approach to helping should look like.

    APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • This workshop was very useful. Set at a good pace, it went slowly through the skills. Tara didn't try to cover too much and that really allowed development of skills.

    APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • This workshop teaches essential skills for all clinicians. We need this training for change to occur with clients.

    TLC APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • This workshop was challenging but not threatening. Tara presented the information in an engaging way with lots of practical exercises that can be applied in the workplace.

    APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • Ths workshop was a fun, interactive training experience. Tara is clearly very experienced and good at what she does; it was great to be able to share in some of her experiences. This was a supportive and positive learning experience, Tara was really passionate about our learning and attendees being able to take something from the day.

    APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • This was an excellent training session, extremely practical and transferrable to a wide range of Dietetic settings.

    MM APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • Tara was down to earth, knowledgable and highly skilled. The sessions were relaxed, fun and very practical! I have learned so much and have confidence to apply these skills into my everyday practice.

    NH APD Attendee MI Core Skills NBMLHD April 2016
  • As Dietitians we have an innate desire to help people and this workshop provides the skills to practice from a real client centred approach. Often we can see the client and what WE think they need but to let them lead the way can be a real breakthrough. I really liked Tara's ability to allow us time to reflect and think about our own practice.

    S.M. APD Attendee MI1 Tarining MLHD
  • This workshop provided safe and challenging training and skill development. It was transformational. Extremely valuable.

    APD Attendee MI1 MLHD
  • This workshop was very helpful, supportive and empowering. The relaxed setting encouraged me to participate and the structure of the day facilitated that really well. I felt comfortable as a practitioner; MI sits really well with my style of practice.

    APD Attendee MI1 MLHD
  • I have done health coaching before and this workshop adds some really appropriate insights for using skills to facilitate the client to problem solve their own challenges.Very worthwhile. Soooo inspiring!

    RC APD Attendee MI1 MLHD
  • Tara has a lovely style of facilitating learning. It's nice to walk out of a workshop feeling energised rather than exhausted!

    M.S. APD Attendee MI1 MLHD