One Idea Group Session from How To Do Motivational Interviewing by Bill Matulich

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INTRODUCTION–GROUP SESSION

This resource will help you facilitate a short group session to learn from the One Idea Summary on Communicating Effectively With OARS previously posted (here).

SESSION OBJECTIVES

  • Be able to describe the OARS communication skills.
  • Be able to use an example to illustrate each communication skill in OARS.

PREPARATION

Send a copy of the One Idea Summary on Communicating Effectively With OARS  to the session’s participants one week before the session. They are to read it before the session. Continue reading

Book Review – How To Do Motivational Interviewing by Bill Matulich

How to do MIMotivational Interviewing is not a phrase many people would have heard of, except you work in some form of health care role. Motivational interviewing or MI is an effective, evidence -based counselling approach applicable to a wide wide range of psychological, behavioral and physical health issues. For example a medical doctor might use it as an approach to support a person whom they feel should stop smoking or change their eating habits because they’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. How to do Motivational Interviewing by Bill Matulich is a short eBook which attempts to explain MI is plain language, that is easy to understand and in my opinion Matulich succeeds in doing just that. Continue reading