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Motivational Interviewing 1 & 2 ONLINE Course:
Multidisciplinary Workshop
January 15-16 & 22-23, 2024
Workshop Facilitator: Tara MacGregor PACFA Reg Clinical & APD
About the Workshop

This live, online workshop series aims to provide the essential start-up knowledge for practising effective behaviour change counselling in the form of Motivational Interviewing. Delivered over two blocks each containing two, half-day sessions, the course is suitable for all health/counselling professionals working with clients’ health related behaviours. The workshop series provides essential MI theory imbedded in evidence based experiential learning. The training format includes paired experientials, video & live demonstrations, real life scenarios delivered to an interactive small group (16-18). Attendees are supported to reflect on their work throughout the training, to integrate practical, applicable learning and affirm their unique developing skill base. Attendees leave with skills that they feel ready and excited to implement and experiment with. The workshop embodies the ‘Spirit’ of MI by respecting the experience, ideas and learning autonomy of participants. Registrants are required to commit to attending all 4 workshops in full via webcam. A secure internet connection and private location are essential for attendance. The program is not recorded.

MI 1 Block 15th/16th Learning Overview
  • Identify & experience roadblocks to facilitating client change in an advisory counselling model
  •  Describe and demonstrate the ‘Spirit’ of MI
  •  Identify and practice the components of OARS: the micro-skills of MI
  •  Describe the effective delivery of client centered information and advice
  •  Practice MI spirit and skill in a real-life behavior change counselling session
MI 2 Block 22nd/23rd Learning Overview
  • Name the Four Processes of MI & demonstrate specific skills for each stage
  • Identify Evoking as a key process in MI and describe why it is integral to effective health behaviour change counselling
  • Identify and work with Change Talk, Sustain Talk and Discord (resistance)
  • Understand why clients ‘become resistant’, how MI reframes this and work with tools that can help your clients more effectively

Enhance your confidence in this vital area of health care so that you can engage clients in good conversations that matter

Feedback from participants of the inaugural MI 1 & 2 Online Course 2020

‘I’ve heard so much about this training before, and I had high expectations going into it. What I really was able to learn and gain from this workshop was beyond what I thought! It totally transforms you as a practitioner in the gentlest and most empowering way. Thank you SO MUCH Tara!’ KW, Dietitian Online MI Attendee 2020

‘If you work with people you need to do this!’ RH Dietitian Online MI Attendee 2020

‘Absolutely fantastic way to refine your counselling skills to support change in clients’ Online MI Attendee 2020


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About the Speaker

Tara is an experienced health professional who has been supporting people to manage the challenges of living with chronic disease and mental health issues in both inpatient and community settings for over 25 years. She is a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Clinical Member of PACFA (Psychotherapist & Counsellors Federation of Australia), Member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), PACFA Accredited Supervisor and an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Tara has a special interest in the clinical area of eating disorders and works within the Health at Every Size ® approach. Tara provides supervision for Health Professionals and is a prominent advocate for the development of a culture of supervision & reflective practice in Australian Dietetics. She is the founder of Dietitian Supervision Resources Australia www.dsra.com.au, a website and community building resource. Tara is recognised for her dedication to excellence in counselling practice through her training services. She brings to her work warmth, humour and a ‘down to earth’ understanding of the real-life challenges of living and working well in the context of modern lives.

Booking Details

MI 1 Block: Mon 15th – Tues 16th January 2024 9am – 1:30 pm AEDT [UTC+11]

MI 2 Block: Thurs 22nd – Friday 23rd January 2024 9am – 1:30 pm AEDT [UTC+11]

Please be prepared to log in 5 minutes before starting time to iron out any tech glitches

Online via zoom

All health professionals working with clients who struggle with health-related behaviour change. Class size capped to 18.


Full Registration        $715.00 (Fee is inclusive of GST and incurs a 50c Booking Fee)

Registrations close    5/1/24 (if not sold out prior)

To book:
Click on ‘Register Now, or go to https://www.trybooking.com/CMVLT
About Practice Pavestones www.taramacgregor.com.au

Practice Pavestones is a unique training and skills development service for health and counselling professionals wanting to incorporate an evidence based, client centred orientation to their practice to enhance behaviour change outcomes for their clients. Practice Pavestones provides a particular skill focus for working with eating behaviours and is owned and operated by Tara MacGregor PACFA Reg & APD. Services include Quality Experiential Training, Free Quarterly Skills Newsletter and Clinical Supervision & Mentoring.