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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 Motivational Interviewing (3rd edition). It is appropriate both for those who are new to MI and those who want an update. It will include didactic lectures, video demonstrations, and many opportunities for experiential practice of the component skills of MI.

Date & Time: 17 & 18 January 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: TU201, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Language: English

This will be followed by a one day workshop titled: Motivational Interviewing: From Theory into Practice. Workshop A (Will be conducted in English) and will be presented by our very own Dr. Joel Porter.
Date: 19 January 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: GH201, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Workshop B (Will be conducted in Cantonese, with materials in Chinese or English) will be presentd by Mr. Paul Kong
Date: 19 January 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: GH405, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Content: This 1-day workshop is designed for those who have a basic understanding of the MI model and are keen on further developing what they learn into their practice. In this workshop, participants can learn and practice the fundamental skills of MI through
well-designed exercises and activities. They can also acquire an understanding of how MI can be applied into practice.

Requirement: Have attended either the 2-day workshop with Dr. William Miller or
other MI training (at least 2 days) provided by members of MINT.

The presenters
William R. Miller, Ph.D. is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He introduced the clinical method of MI in 1983, and with Dr. Stephen Rollnick authored the seminal text, Motivational Interviewing (2012 3rd edition), now translated in 22 languages. He has published over 40 books and 400 professional articles and chapters, and the Institute for Scientific Information lists him as one of the world’s most cited scientists.

Joel Porter, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand and Member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He currently works with Community Alcohol & Drug Services in Auckland. Joel has 23 years of clinical and consulting experience in areas of mental health and addictions. Joel provides motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, professional ethics and basic counselling skills
training throughout New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia to a wide range of professions. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the National Addiction Centre located within the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine.

Paul Kong, is a Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong and Member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is currently working with the Substance Abuse Clinic in United Christian Hospital and has accumulated rich experience in the addiction field. He dedicates his time in learning and applying MI in the local context and has been offering training to local healthcare workers from various professions, such as doctors, nurses, and social workers.

For enrolment information go here



Published on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, under Announcements, Motivational Interviewing

One Response to “3 day training in Motivational Interviewing – Hong Kong”

  1. Ann Robertson says:

    I will be introducing some Chinese doctors and nurses to MI methodology and wonder if you know of any articles in Chinese (ideally simplified characters) that would help me with terminology. I will go to Hong Kong in a week, so if there is a Chinese version of something related that I could purchase there–or anything you know of on mainland–that would be very helpful.

    Thank you for your consideration,

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