Blog Archives

Archive for January, 2013

3rd International Symposium on Motivational Interviewing – Melbourne May 2013

Fancy a trip in May to the lovely city of Melbourne? Last year HMA hosted the 2nd International Symposium on Motivational Interviewing in Auckland which was a great success. This year we are heading across to Melbourne for two days of thoughtful and stimulating dialogue about new ideas in motivational interviewing. Come and join us. […]

My seven most effective engaging questions

We all know the importance of engagement for successful intervention with people experiencing difficult and challenging behaviour. How easy is it to get off to a wrong start with somebody? One of the key elements of engagement is around connection, finding common narrative, and building that working alliance in terms of common goals for the […]

Motivational Interviewing in Groups – in our bookshop now

A unique clinical resource, this book shows how to infuse the methods and spirit of  motivational interviewing (MI) into group-based interventions. The authors demonstrate how the four processes of MI with individuals translate into group contexts. They explain both the challenges and the unique benefits of MI groups, guiding practitioners to build the skills they […]

Dr. Stephen Rollnick visit to New Zealand in May 2013 – Mark your diary now!

We are delighted to let you know that HMA will be hosting a three city visit to New Zealand with Dr Stephen Rollnick, who along with Dr. William Miller developed the thinking around motivational interviewing. The dates will be: Auckland 2nd May 2013 Wellington 6th May 2013 Christchurch 8th May 2013 Workshop Title: “Motivational Interviewing: Overview […]

Major Justice Canada study puts big price tag on spousal violence

Over the Xmas I found this interesting piece of current research reported on by Dean Beeby from THE CANADIAN PRESS. He reported on a major federal investigation into the cost of spousal violence, estimated to be $7.4 billion for the thousands of incidents that occurred in just one year. The Justice Canada study examined a broad range […]

PACCOA 2013 conference Alice Springs 23rd – 25th October – Call for papers

I have been a supporter of PACCOA (Probation and Community Correctional Officers’ Association) for many years, having attended and presented at a number of their conferences. This Australian based association promotes thoughtful and inclusive probation practice. The theme of this years conference, ‘One Country, One People’, provides a time for reflection on the diverse practice […]