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Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – February 2022

February 13, 2022
Registration Information
  • Register before
    January 2nd, 2022
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after January 2nd, 2022


Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow both are award winning teachers, certified professional coaches trained and accredited with both the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation, and experienced, competent Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop Facilitators. Both of them are also university professors, widely published authors, and proficient presenters to groups varying from small workshops to very large groups (up to 1200). Dr. Irwin is a health behaviourist and Dr. Morrow holds his PhD in the health sciences and together, they bring over 40 years of combined, professional experience to their work. They co- lead a pioneering MI-related and evidence-based research program that specializes in healthy body weight promotion and obesity reduction and prevention among youth and adults, and smoking cessation among young adults. As co-owners of The Monarch SystemTM Inc., our mission is to be change agent partners with health professionals who strive to motivate their clients toward sustainable behaviour choices and actions.

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Motivational Interviewing February 2022

Note to Potential Participants: This is a hands-on or experiential course with lots of work in interviewing dyads followed by discussions and integrations into your professional practices.


This introductory 1-day course provides a meaningful overview of MI using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day contacts. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Incorporate a repertoire of motivational skills into their professional toolbox;
  • Build motivation and commitment with their clients;
  • Collaborate with more engaged patients to design a working partnership for both shifting and managing their behaviours;
  • Work with people’s apparent resistance toward improved motivation re specific goals;
  • Reduce professional burnout by learning to incorporate motivational interviewing skills into their work;
  • Facilitate people’s real and authentic commitment to making important, short- and especially long-term behaviour changes.

Audience: Open to all healthcare professionals

Prerequisites: None

Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm ET (Toronto)

Delivery Format: Live-online course