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Event Name

Motivational Interviewing for Anxiety and Depression
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Date and Time

Thu Jun 9, 2011 (This event is over)


1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 7K4

Event Description

Dr. Henny Westra


Although anxiety disorders and related problems such as depression, can be highly disabling, many clients are ambivalent about change and reluctant to engage productively in the treatment. Motivational Interviewing (MI: Miller & Rollnick, 2002) is a brief, client-centered therapy aimed at understanding and resolving ambivalence to change. MI has shown to be effective in the treatment of addictions and is beginning to show promise for in treatment of anxiety and related problems as well. This workshop will provide an introduction to MI and show you how to integrate MI techniques with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of anxiety and depression so you can help patients identify the road-blocks that keep them stuck and enhance their motivation for change. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and work as this workshop is highly interactive. A combination of role-plays, demonstrations, and some didactic instruction will be used to facilitate skill acquisition.

You will Learn:

How to identify and respond to ambivalence
How to cultivate empathic understanding
How to manage resistance
How to integrate MI with CBT
How to use action-based techniques while keeping an eye on therapeutic resistance at the same time

More Info

613-722-6521 x6570


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