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Activity description

156065 - AOD: Motivational Interviewing Webinar

SNPHN Ltd (Sydney North Health Network)

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. This exciting evening is dedicated to supporting general practice staff to support their patients using Motivational Interviewing techniques. Attendees will learn about motivation and change, what Motivational Interviewing is and how to apply these skills in your practice to support your patients to generate positive change in their lives.

Relevance to General Practice

This education will support GPs to help their patients who suffer from addiction to change their behavior. Motivational Interviewing enables GPs to connect with their patients by adopting a supporting and collaborative communication style. Patients are asked targeted questions about their behavior and motivations. These questions are structured in a way that empowers patients to find solutions for themselves and gain clarity on the issues that they are having. Motivational Interviewing benefits general practitioners as they are able to support patients to have healthier and longer lives as a result of gaining a better understanding of their destructive behavior patterns.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand motivation and change
  2. Understand what motivational interviewing is and when it is useful
  3. Learn core motivational interviewing skills
  4. Be able to apply motivational interviewing skills in your practice

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • A comprehensive, clearly documented biopsychosocial history is taken from the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Adult health
  • Children and young people health
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Psychological health

Partnering organisations


Session summary


Tuesday 28 May 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm








By invitation only

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Robi Robinson
T: 0294328228