Saturday, Oct. 21
14:30 – 15:30 (1 hr)
Meeting Room: Junior Ballroom D (3rd floor – North Tower)
Wiplove Lamba*, MD, FRCPC; Mary Preisman, MD FRCPC; ,
At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe, list, and explain the key components of motivational interviewing; 2) Engage in real-play activities where they will demonstrate and get feedback on using open-ended questions, affirmations, and summaries; and 3) Observe and give feedback on an interviewer’s use of motivational interviewing principles, using a standardized scoring system.
Substance use rates for alcohol and opiates went up dramatically during the COVID pandemic, as have accidental overdoses and harms related to substance use. In addition to harm reduction, motivational interviewing is one of the most effective tools to engage people who use drugs into treatment. Motivational interviewing has also been shown to increase treatment retention and long-term outcomes in cognitive-behavioural therapy. Although most psychiatrists can describe what motivational interviewing is and have attended lectures, not many have engaged in the experiential exercises.
This will be a highly interactive session for attendees who are just starting or quite familiar with motivational interviewing. The session will cover basic OARS skills (open-ended reflections, affirmations, reflections, and summaries), eliciting change talk versus sustain talk, learning how to score observed interviews, and a discussion around strategies for developing a local community of practice to allow for sustained knowledge translation. Attendees will have hands-on experience being observed interviewing and giving and receiving feedback using motivational interviewing treatment integrity.
- Rollnick S, Miller WR, Butler CC. Motivational interviewing in health care: helping patients change behavior. New York (NY): Guilford Press; 2008.
- Miller WR, Rollnick S. Motivational interviewing: helping people change. 3rd ed. New York (NY): Guilford Press; 2013.