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PABC/UBC CPD Course: Motivational Interviewing for Health Practitioners (KELOWNA)

Physiotherapy Association of BC

Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

PABC/UBC CPD Course: Motivational Interviewing for...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
PABC Member Ended $280.00 $0.00 $14.00
Non-PABC member Ended $365.00 $0.00 $18.25
New Grad PABC member
For PABC members in their first year after graduation from an MPT program
Ended $195.00 $0.00 $9.75

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In partnership with UBC CPD, PABC presents: Motivational Interviewing for Health Practitioners (Kelowna)


Registration on this page is strictly for attendance at the Host Site in Kelowna.


In this one day course you will learn the principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing is a way of empowering your clients to make change in their lives and can be used in many situations. You will practice these conversations throughout the course and become proficient as a facilitator of change. The focus will be on helping clients find internal motivation for change through empathy with the client's situation, acknowledgment of how difficult making life change is, and client- oriented goal setting.


Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how to identify a patient's stage of change.
  2. Learn what common approaches keep patients "stuck" and what easy to use questions create momentum for change.
  3. Learn how to share advice/information in a way that builds motivation for change.

This course is a complement to the PABC- Hosted Boundaries and Mirroring as Essential Non-Verbal Skills in Effective Biopsychosocial Communication Course being held on Sunday September 29, 2019 at Lifemark West Kelowna. These two courses are meant to be taken together and will focus on building skills learned from the other course. They are not the same course. Different skills will be learned in each course. Please register separately for each course. Please note there are only 18 spots open for the September 29, 2019 course and 30 spots open for the September 28, 2019 course so please sign up early.



Ann Marie Roepke, Ph.D. is a psychologist, trainer/consultant, and member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  Dr. Roepke works to empower healthcare professionals to do their most effective and fulfilling work, with an emphasis on teaching Motivational Interviewing (an evidence-based approach for helping clients/patients to make healthy changes).  Dr. Roepke completed her graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied clinical psychology (which is mostly about what goes wrong with people) alongside positive psychology (which is mostly about what goes right with people). She then completed advanced training in rehabilitation psychology at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA, where she provided clinical services and conducted clinical research with Veterans living with physical injuries and illnesses. She now operates a Seattle-based private practice as well as Evoke Training and Consulting, PLLC, aimed at building skills and fostering resilience in healthcare professionals.

Register now as space is limited!   PABC members benefit from significant savings on courses. Not a member yet? Explore membership.

Open to which professions:

All helping health professions, Rehab Assistants and Students, MPT 1 or MPT 2 students

PABC Course Cancellation Policy 

PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event,  less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.


Satellite Site Registration

There will be a Satellite Site. If you attend at a satellite location, you will be participating in the course which will be videoconferenced from the Host Site. For registration to attend at a satellite site, please register here:

Vancouver Site


Have questions about PABC/UBC CPD Course: Motivational Interviewing for Health Practitioners (KELOWNA)? Contact Physiotherapy Association of BC

When & Where

Kelowna General Hospital -UBC Clinical Academic Campus
2312 Pandosy St
Room: CAC 235
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2

Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Physiotherapy Association of BC

The Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC) has been serving its 2500+ members for over 70 years. As the voice of our members, we ensure they have access to practice support, professional development and advocacy tools to ensure that British Columbians receive quality care that keeps them moving for life. PABC represents our members' expertise in improving health outcomes to government, health authorities, insurers, and the public.
Find out more about the benefits of PABC membership.


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Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 4S5

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