Upcoming Workshop

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Advancing Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills

Update: Rosa Dragonetti will be facilitating this workshop on behalf of Dr. Marilyn Herie
Presented by: Rosa Dragonetti, M.A., R.P.
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

Rosa Dragonetti, M.A., R.P.

Rosa Dragonetti is a Registered Psychotherapist and the Director of Addictions Education in the Nicotine Dependence Service at CAMH. She has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor (Status Only) at the University of Toronto, Department of Community and Family Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Rosa has over 20 years’ experience in addictions and mental health and provides supervision to clinical students and staff as well as research staff. She has mentored psychiatric fellows in motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy and teaches MI to family medicine residents. Rosa plays a key role in developing a strategy for education and programming initiatives including the TEACH project (a Certificate program in Tobacco Cessation Counselling for healthcare professionals). She also supports training for other implementation initiatives such as the STOP program, the largest provincial smoking cessation program. Rosa has delivered many workshops across Canada and internationally. Rosa has co-authored several journal articles and book chapters. Her areas of interest include health behavior change, motivational interviewing, e-learning and supporting research initiatives in the area of technology-enabled collaborative care.

Course Objectives

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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 28th, 2022)
$200.00 CDN plus hst= $226.00
Regular Rate (After October 28th, 2022)
$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.