Connect & Learn: Ten ways Motivational Interviewing helped me in my practice

20 Jun 2018

This webinar provides practical insights into the way Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help make counselling work easier and more rewarding.


In its full capacity, Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a thoughtful and disciplined approach to change conversations that takes time, practice and skill. However, it is also a very user-friendly approach with principles and ideas that can support both the novice and experienced counsellor engaging in complex AOD work.


  1. Refresh MI key concepts from the 2013 third edition
  2. Gain simple tips to apply to conversations
  3. Learn how key ideas can also help deepen our practice.


Helen Mentha is a clinical psychologist who has worked in community-based AOD counselling for thirteen years as a therapist, dual diagnosis senior clinician, supervisor and manager in the AOD sector. She now specialises in MI training and supervision, is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and currently serves as a board member of the network.

Learn more about Helen Martha

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About Connect & Learn

This is the sixth in a series of 10 case-based webinars funded by DHHS, designed to support AOD clinicians throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Victoria.

Webinars will be presented by experienced clinicians currently working in the AOD sector and facilitated by Turning Point.