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Archive for October, 2012

Living Well – check this out

As you know I have been a supporter of the work of Living Well, a Queensland based service working with men who have been sexually abused. To promote sexual violence awareness this October, Living Well has released a collection of new posters. In 2011, in order to raise awareness and increase support for men who […]

What’s in a typology and what are the hooks

On Saturday I had the please of listening to Michael Johnson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and African and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, who was presenting at the Women’s Refuge conference in Blenheim. Michael’s work has been in the area of differential populations of men who use abusive practices within […]

December Level 2 Motivational Interviewing Course – places still available

Building on the latest thinking from Miller and Rollnick, this workshop is open to people who have had previous training and real life practice with MI. In the absence of extended coaching and supervision, attending an intermediate level  MI training is a helpful way to assess your training needs and refine your MI skills. The […]

Perth DCS Evaluation Data – looks pretty good to us

  In an earlier blog I talked about the L&D work we had been delivering in Perth throughout September. This incorporated a range of workshops including: case formulation group work with personality disordered offenders family violence risk assessment family violence intervention skills group work skills for offenders intervention, and engaging offenders in change work. We […]

Getting the most out of therapy

It is easy for us in the helping professions to forget what it is like for  people coming to therapy for the first time. I have always believed in the courage it takes to be open with strangers to explore, the often uncomfortable and unpleasant, aspects of our lives. For many people coming to therapy […]

Family violence programmes goes open source

Two years ago HMA brought together representatives of key family violence provider groups from around New Zealand/Aotearoa to talk about what should be included in a contemporary intervention for men who were using abusive practices within their relationship and family/whanau. Despite the disruption of the Christchurch earthquake, we have continued to develop three different programmes […]

Motivational Interviewing in Groups – a new publication on its way

For those who attended the Motivational Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand (March 2012), you will remember the great presentation by Chris Wagner on adapting MI to group interventions. Chris and Karen Ingersoll have edited this unique clinical resource which shows how to infuse the methods and spirit of motivational interviewing (MI) into group-based interventions. The […]

3 day training in Motivational Interviewing – Hong Kong

Want a trip to Hong Kong in January? Dr William Miller is running a New Directions in Motivational Interviewing (2-day workshop) which is focused on the clinical method of Motivational Interviewing for facilitating change. Bill Miller is a renowned psychologist who introduced this method in 1983. The workshop is organized around a new conceptual and teaching model from the […]