An Essential Therapy Tool
Why Learn Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational interviewing is an essential and evidence-based tool that all health professionals need to learn so that they can maximise appointment times and improve treatment outcomes. Motivational interviewing is applied in therapy sessions, brief interventions and is effective in short appointment times, busy wards, pharmacy settings and emergency departments. This therapy approach emphasises the importance of listening to the patient and hearing their reasons for change and working through the barriers to achieving their goals. This webinar aims to provide you with an understanding of motivational interviewing, how it can help you and review the core skills that you can practice in supervision and with your patients. You will learn:
- The principles of motivational interviewing
- OARS: Open ended questions, affirming statements, reflections and summaries
- Sustain talk
- Change talk
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic technique used by therapists to address addiction and substance use disorders in clients by strengthening their motivation and commitment to a particular goal. Client sessions are called “interviews” and focuses on building patient autonomy. MI draws on other various therapeutic styles and theories, such as humanistic therapy, cognitive dissonance theory, therapeutic relationship building, and positive psychology, but does not focus on the underlying cause of an addiction.
Join Dr Kylie Bailey to learn how to switch from solving a client’s problems for them, to encouraging them to solve their own problems. Motivation is not necessarily a personality trait, it is a mindset that can be taught and encouraged. MI helps people overcome their fears or uncertainty, fostering their ambition to get sober and begin their journey to recovery.
Includes 60 day recording access
Recorded 12th November 2021
About the Presenter
Dr Kylie Bailey is a senior clinical psychologist who has worked in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) and mental health area for over 20 years and is an honorary clinical senior lecturer with the School of Psychology, University of Newcastle. Kylie successfully introduced, built, and managed a new AOD psychology service into a primary health care service that covers regional and rural areas. Kylie is employed at a Mental Health and Substance Use Service as well as a practising clinician who has designed, implemented, and leads an AOD capacity building workforce program for clinical psychologists. Kylie led the Master of Health Science (AOD) program at the University of Newcastle for 18 years, developing and teaching AOD to health professionals and medical students, and supervised master/PhD students. In this role, she received Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) merit award for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Kylie has also developed and delivered many AOD training packages (online/workshops, eg, NSW Ministry of Health, the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN), webinars and AOD health promotion strategies. She is a member of five AOD and clinical council/research committees and shapes AOD health education/training in her local area, nationally and internationally (i.e. university). Kylie has over 30 publications ranging from treatment manuals to systematic reviews and evidence checks. Her research interests focus on implementation science for mental health and AOD treatments and service delivery.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction is a 6-Part series:
This 6-part series presented live during October and November 2021 can be purchased as an entire set to participate in all 6 parts for the price of 5 webinars! The entire series is valued at $264AUD.
Part 1: Substance Use Assessments: Platforms for Change with Kynan Cliff
People with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues are faced with increased risk of illness and injury (including self-harm and suicide), poorer psychiatric and physical outcomes, increased risk of side effects and less efficacious treatment (NSW Health 2009). Structural issues such as stigma and a fractured and under-resourced service system limit access to quality, evidence-based and effective care for this vulnerable client population. The assessment process represents an opportunity for clinicians to have curious conversations with clients; explore the function of their substance use; and open up conversations about change.
Part 2: Pharmacotherapies in Addiction Medicine with Dr Craig Sadler
This webinar will provide and overview of the latest evidence-based pharmocotherapies used in:
- Managing substance withdrawal;
- Managing alcohol dependence including Acamprosate / naltrexone / disulfiram / other potential pharmacotherapies for alcohol.
- Managing Opioid addiction including Methadone and buprenorphine including depot formulations
- Dr Sadler will also discuss novel and evolving pharmacotherapies for other drugs.
Part 3: Overview of Key Evidence-Based & Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Treatment & Practice for Drug and Alcohol Clinical Care with Dr Natasha Perry
This webinar will provide an overview of key evidence based therapeutic treatments and trauma informed practice for drug and alcohol clinical care. Natasha will address the challenges of targeting treatment to a diverse population group from mild problems with substances through to severe substance use disorders, maintaining a focus on patient factors beyond diagnostics. The importance of treatment processes fundamental to any drug and alcohol treatment will be described, targeting client engagement, retention in therapy and substance use outcomes. The webinar will also mention therapeutic considerations for mental health comorbidity and specific population groups. The presentation will be embedded with reflective exercises throughout, and a list of resources will also be provided for further learning.
Part 4: Motivational Interviewing with Dr Kylie Bailey
Motivational interviewing is an essential and evidence-based tool that all health professionals need to learn so that they can maximise appointment times and improve treatment outcomes. Motivational interviewing is applied in therapy sessions, brief interventions and is effective in short appointment times, busy wards, pharmacy settings and emergency departments. This therapy approach emphasises the importance of listening to the patient and hearing their reasons for change and working through the barriers to achieving their goals. This webinar aims to provide you with an understanding of motivational interviewing, how it can help you and review the core skills that you can practice in supervision and with your patients.
Part 5: Relapse Prevention with Dr Julian Keats
Addiction is often described as a chronic relapsing and remitting disorder in which patients fluctuate between periods of heavier and more problematic substance use and periods of more controlled substance use, including abstinence for some. The challenges of preventing and/or managing relapse are therefore a core component of the long-term treatment approach needed for substance use disorders.
Part 6: Substance-Induced Psychosis with Dr Tarun Yadav
This webinar will provide a thorough overview of Substance-Induced Psychosis, including epidemiology; neurobiology, Clinical formulation to differentiate from other disorders and a thorough summary of the latest evidence-based treatment recommendations. This webinar is a must for anyone working with substance addiction and dependence.