Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be used in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. Clients may include those with chronic health issues that require behaviour or lifestyle changes, or those experiencing substance use disorders.
Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care
Nurses and health-care providers who work with older adults are encouraged to attend this session of Nurses in the Know with RNAO to become familiar with practice recommendations in the new best practice guideline: Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care. You will hear some highlights from the newly developed recommendations, get an overview of the guideline’s tools and resources and have an opportunity to ask questions.
This two-day workshop is a comprehensive review course designed to help prepare registered nurses who are writing the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Certification Examination in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Specialty in October 2016.
Nurses who are not taking the exam in but are interested in attending this comprehensive review of psychiatric/mental health nursing are also welcome.
Mary Lou is a wife, mother, and grandmother who graduated from Nursing just over 40 years ago.
In 1985, Mary Lou started her journey into Mental Health by developing a severe depression. During her recovery, Mary Lou was a member on Planning Boards in York Region, Board Member for York Support Services and for Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences. She began working for CMHA (ACT Team) and for the last four years been part of Cota's ACT Team.
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be utilized in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. It seeks to understand the individual's frame of reference, particularly via reflective listening, expressing acceptance, and monitoring the client's degree of readiness to change, while affirming the individual's freedom of choice and self-direction.