Upcoming Workshop

SOS Workshops

Advancing Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills

Presented by: Marilyn Herie, Ph.D, RSW
Date: Monday November 7th, 2022 at 9:00am – 4:00pm EST
Location: The Highland Country Club (1922 Highland Heights) London, Ontario

Advancing Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills

About This Workshop

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative counselling approach to join with, guide and enhance motivation in individuals who are ambivalent about changing. When practiced with proficiency, MI impacts behaviour change and positive treatment outcomes across a range of target issues (for example, addictions and mental health, treatment retention and outcomes, chronic disease management, and more), settings (such as public health, primary and tertiary care, counselling, criminal justice, child protection), and interprofessional providers. The principles of partnership, unconditional acceptance, accurate empathy, autonomy support and compassion are fundamental to MI making MI highly complementary and consonant with cross-disciplinary health and allied health values and ethics. Participants will leave this dynamic and practical session with a renewed and deepened understanding of how to enhance clients’ motivation for change and foster trust and collaboration, within a climate of acceptance and compassion.


Speaker Information

Dr. Marilyn Herie PhD RSW

Dr. Marilyn Herie PhD RSW is Vice President Academic and Chief Learning Officer at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada, with an academic cross-appointment as Assistant Professor (Status Only), University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Her past roles include Dean of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship at Centennial College; Director of the of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto; and Project Director/Advanced Practice Clinician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) with over 20 years of clinical practice and supervision in addictions/concurrent disorders treatment with individuals and groups. Dr. Herie has published widely on evidence-based practice approaches, and her areas of interest include motivational interviewing and health behaviour change, elearning and classroom teaching, interprofessional education research and evaluation, and social media. She blogs about education and teaching-related topics at www.educateria.com.

Course Objectives

SOS Workshops

At the end of this applied practice workshop, practitioners will be able to:

  1. Articulate the evidence base for Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  2. Experience the “spirit” of MI in clinical practice
  3. Practice the five essential MI skills
  4. Reflect on the “Righting Reflex” in the context of the four processes of Motivational Interviewing
  5. Personally assess your proficiency in applying the five key MI strategies with MI “Spirit”
  6. Evoke client change talk using OARS skills
  7. Identify resources and develop a concrete action plan for continuing professional development in MI.


Registration is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Payment can be made by debit or with a credit card through our secure PayPal checkout system.  No registration to PayPal is necessary. Early bird rates available through checkout system.

Early Bird Rate (Before October 22nd, 2022)
$200.00 CDN plus hst= $226.00
Regular Rate (After October 22nd, 202)
$215 CDN plus hst = $242.95
Group Rate (3-5 people)
$190 plus hst = $214.70 per person
Group Rate (6 or more)
$185 plus hst = $209.05 per person
For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.

Alternate Payment:
Payment may be made by cheque, payable to Solutions on Site. Cheque must accompany registration form. Registration by phone or e-mail accepted if cheque is received in the mail within two weeks of registration. Post dated cheques not acceptable for early registration.

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CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received two weeks or more prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $35 cancel fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund. However, you may send a colleague in your place.