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Apr 2015

2-DAY INTENSIVE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP ON MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (MI) in Vocational Counseling & Rehabilitation

2-DAY INTENSIVE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP ON
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (MI)
in Vocational Counseling

Conducted by
Karen Lo


Member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT),
which was co-founded by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, the original developers of MI

Date : 28 March, 2015 (Sat) & 11 April, 2015 (Sat)
Time : 9:30 - 17:00
Venue : Room 1429, 14/F., Beverley Commercial Centre, 87-105
No. of Participants : 20
Language : Cantonese (supplemented by English) Chatham Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

The workshop will introduce participants to the theory, principles, and skills of Motivational interviewing (MI), which is evidence based, client centered therapeutic approach internationally recognized as a best practice to facilitate positive health related change. The workshop will be catered to the challenges that vocational counseling & rehabilitation service providers face in the context of motivating clients towards return to work and career development. Learning activities will include: demonstrations, video-tape examples, “real-plays”, small group exercises, and participant practice. No prior experience with motivational interviewing is necessary to participate.

Training Objectives:

  • Describe the relevance of MI in the context of vocational counseling & rehabilitation
  • Recognize the difference between MI and other styles of communication
  • Describe the MI spirit, key principles, and core processes of MI
  • Observe, learn and practice skills and strategies for increasing client engagement and motivation for return to work

The Trainer:

Karen is a social worker and rehabilitation counselor by training. She obtained her first master degree in social work from the University of Hong Kong and second master degree in rehabilitation counseling from the Virginia Commonwealth University in United States. Karen also received professional training in occupational hygiene and is certified as a disability management professional. In the last decade, Karen has helped coach the local professionals on social work practice, rehabilitation counseling and case management in China. She is particularly interested in the application of motivational interviewing to serve people in need in the Chinese community.

Hong Kong Occupational & Environmental Health Academy (HOEHA)

The Hong Kong Occupational & Environmental Health Academy (HOEHA) is an independent, not-for-profit training and research organization. Our mission is to protect and improve occupational health for the working populations and environmental health for all. The main strategies include capacity building for occupational and environmental health professionals through integrated and specialized training, assessment of occupational and environmental health needs and challenges with evaluation of the strategies in addressing such needs through research, and facilitation of evidence-based practices in the field through knowledge transfer with accreditation and consultancy projects.

Background of HOEHA

In 2014, with the Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre (HKWHC, a non-governmental organization) entering her 30th year of commitment and services in protecting workers’ health, members of the Board of Directors (including specialist medical doctors, occupational hygienists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and other occupational health & safety professionals) decided to take a step forward in realizing their vision by setting up an academy (HOEHA) to provide quality training to professionals for enhancing professional standards and to facilitate the development of good occupational and environmental health practices in the field through research, accreditation and consultancy projects.

Further Information and Enquiries:
Please contact Ms. Sabrina Wan
sabrina@hoeha.org.hk or at
TEL: 3591 9905 or FAX: 2728 6968
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