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

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 1d 17h 37m $175.00 $0.00 $8.75
Non-PABC member 1d 17h 37m $225.00 $0.00 $11.25
New Grad PABC member
For PABC members in their first year after graduation from an MPT program
1d 17h 37m $120.00 $0.00 $6.00

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

Registration on this page is strictly for attendance at the Satellite Site in Prince George.


Satellite Sites

What is a Satellite Site?

A location to which course participants would go to for the day on September 28, 2019 to attend the course “Motivational Interviewing for Health Practitioners." These course participants will interact in real-time with the course presenter through video-conferencing technology and will be able to see and hear all which goes on in the Host Site.


Why should I attend the course at a Satellite Site?

The advantages to the Satellite Sites are that the course cost is less and you get the same real-time course but in a venue which is closer to your home.

Satellite Site attendees can expect to be greeted by a host who will be on site for the duration of the course to answer any logistical questions. Attendees will interact in real-time with the presenter located in Kelowna (Host Site) and will be able to ask questions of the presenter at any time. The attendees will be at their respective sites from approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday.


Host Site

Rather than attending the course at a Satellite Site, you could attend it at the Host Site instead.

Why should I attend this course in Kelowna (Host Site)?

You can attend the Kelowna Host Site course to be in the same room as the presenters. The advantages to attending at the Host Site are that you will be with a larger group and in the same room as the presenters. However, the cost to attend at the Host Site is higher than to attend at a Satellite Site.

To register for attendance at the Kelowna Host Site instead, click here.



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 in Kelowna. This course will also be teleconferenced to Prince George. 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. 


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.

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

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University Hospital of Northern BC
Learning and Development Centre
Prince George, BC

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

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