Program outline

08h00 AM

Welcome and registration

09h00 AM

Introduction and foundations.
How the familiar use of a guiding style and a strengths-based approach provide the foundation for motivational interviewing
The challenges in a conversation about change and the origins of MI. A new 4-step model.

10h30 AM

Coffee/tea break

11h00 AM

Deconstruct the principles of skillful advice-giving and its relationship to motivational interviewing
Core skills.
Overview and practice

12h30 PM


13h30 PM

The heart of MI: evoking change talk.
Explanation, demonstration and practice

15h00 PM

Coffee/tea break

15h30 PM

Advice-giving and everyday practice

Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is Honorary Distinguished Professor in the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. He was a practicing psychologist in the UK National Health Service for 16 years, and then became a teacher and researcher in primary care on the subject of communication. He has written books on Motivational Interviewing and Health Behaviour Change and has a special interest in challenging consultations in hospital and primary care settings. He has published widely in scientific journals and has taught practitioners in many countries and continents.

Cristiana Fortini and Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Service d’alcoologie CHUV, Lausanne

The workshop will be conducted in English, with some informal translation provided in French. Small group exercises and discussions will be conducted in French and/or English

Hôtel de la Paix, Lausanne
5, avenue Benjamin Constant

Separate registration:
CHF 180 (includes lunch and coffee breaks)

For more information:

A request for continued education credits is currently underway
Current direct employment by the corporate alcohol industry precludes registration.