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Motivational Interviewing for General Practitioners

Event Details


20 October 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm


Blue Mountains


General Practice

CPD Allocation:

40 Category 1 RACGP points


Free of charge


Fairmont Resort Leura


Fairmont Resort, 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura

Key Presenter/s:

Dr Monica Moore, GP with a full-time psychotherapy practice in Sutherland.  She has a passion for sharing the insights of psychology with clinicians working in primary health care. Dr Moore is in the unique position of being able to combine over 20 years of experience in General Practice with expertise in a range of counselling modalities, giving her workshops a unique perspective.This workshop for GPs has been delivered several times in partnership with the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine.


For GPs - Category 1 ALM

Motivational Interviewing techniques present GPs with an alternative to ‘assess and advise’, when working with patients experiencing multimorbidity.

It is a particular style of communication which is designed to elicit a person’s own motivation for change. The research in a variety of settings has shown that it facilitates lifestyle change and treatment adherence.

GPs face a unique set of challenges relating to helping patients manage their own health. Training in the ‘expert’ model, time pressures, the involvement of multiple clinicians and services, and patients expectations of what constitutes medical treatment all contribute to the difficulties GPs experience in their work.

This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge of Motivational Interviewing skills and increase your confidence in integrating Motivational Interviewing into your work. It will help you to engage patients in discussions about their health, collaborate on goals, and deal with discord and patients who are stuck.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the interpersonal style and primary skills for evoking intrinsic motivation for healthy behaviour change.
  • Learn how to integrate Motivational Interviewing interventions in the context of the health consultations.
  • Demonstrate the skills to manage ambivalence and discord in the consultation.
  • Develop a personal plan for incorporating MI skills and strategies into their clinical practice.
  • Document the behaviour changes discussed in the consultation, the patient’s change talk and level of confidence to achieve this change, and how review will be undertaken.


8.30am l Arrival, tea & coffee

9.00am l Start

5.00pm l Finish

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided

For further information, contact Barbara Mossman on 4708 8100

RSVP date:

15 October 2018

RACGP activity number:


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