PAST EVENTS

Topic: Feedback of Test/ Assessment Results in MI Style presented by Dr CH LAU, Ms. Annie SHEH & Mr. Jack CHENG

CAMI Web Forum on 8 Aug 2020

“Feedback of Assessment Result or Test Results” is a common context for most helping professionals. It may involve information exchange, advice giving, making referral, focusing on specific target issues or behavioral changes. The speakers would like to share their clinical experience and difficulties in integrating motivational interviewing in the process.

THE CAMI TALK CUM AGM

June 4, 2016

Our annual event CAMI TALK cum AGM was held in the morning of 4 June. We were honored to have a team of local MI practitioners share with the participants their experiences in their specialized areas. It was a good time for all of us to meet, to learn and to share together.

List of the Talks:

The Change Journey for Youth in Custody, by Jonathan LAU

Taste Motivational Interviewing in Renal Patients, by HUI Yun Ho Sandy

Coding: An Interesting Way to Understand MI, by Brenda CHUNG

Theory to Practice: Stages and Components to Develop a MI Project, by LAU Chi Chung

Teach MI, Be MI, by Paul KONG

CAMI FORUM: DO YOU HAVE ANY STRATEGIES TO EVOKE CHANGE TALKS? HOW COULD YOU WIDEN AND DEEPEN CHANGE TALKS?

September 19, 2016

We sometimes spend a lot of effort to collect as many change talks as possible yet the client remains ambivalent for change! In this Forum, we explored and worked together on different ideas in widening and deepening change talk. We were also very happy that our member Ms. Gloria Cheung shared with us a topic : “Beyond Custody & Substance Abuse, the Application of MI for other Health Related Issues”, followed by reviewing a work sample together.

CAMI FORUM: FROM MI SPIRIT TO SKILLS: LEARNING FROM TNT AND EXPERT'S MI SAMPLE

February 18, 2017

We were glad to have two new members of MINT (Ms. Sandra Lai and Mr. Jonathan Lau) who shared with us their learning from Training of New Trainers (TNT) of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). They highlighted in their presentations the experiences of using MI as well as the importance of incorporating the spirit of MI into daily practices. Also there was an illustration of work sample analyzed according to the MITI coding manual.

3-DAY MITI CODING WORKSHOP BY DR. DENISE ERNST

March 23-25, 2017

This 3-day MITI 4.2.1 coding training workshop led by Denise introduced participants to the newly revised MITI 4.2 manual, coauthored by Denise. Participants learned about the modifications made to both the global ratings and behavior counts from 3.3.1 to the latest version, MITI 4.2.1. The workshop included discussions about treatment fidelity issues, maintenance of inter-rater reliability, supervising coding labs, and providing MITI 4.2.1 feedback to MI learners and trainees. Positive feedback and comment about Denise as a trainer and also the content of the training were obtained. We hope this training can equip our community a better knowledge about the method to evaluate our MI proficiency.

CAMI FORUM: SHORT PRESENTATION OF "A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SKILL OF REFLECTION", WITH CODING PRACTICE OF A WORK SAMPLE ABOUT A PERSON WITH DRUG-INDUCED PSYCHOSIS

August 12, 2017

Mr. Paul Kong gave us a short presentation about “A Closer Look at the Skill of Reflection”, in which he reviewed the history of the development of this skill in the counseling field, discuss the variations in applying this skill, and considered this skill in a larger psychotherapy perspective. After the presentation, Paul shared his work sample which was related to the engagement of a person with drug-induced psychosis. Through the work sample review, participants had the opportunities to practice using the coding method and also learned from each other through more in-depth discussion.

CAMI FORUM: STEEPING IN MI SPIRITS & EXPLORING TNT IN HK

November 4, 2017

Part I: Sharing by new members of MINT: how inspiring and exciting!

New members of MINT (Dr. FOK Ching and Mr. William KO) shared with us their learning from the recent Training of New Trainer (TNT) of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). They gave short presentations on:

1) “The Journey to Training of New Trainer”?

2) “Experiences in TNT”

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

Part III: Exploring together the potential of holding TNT in HK in 2018 
We discussed how CAMI could support members along the way of becoming a MINT member.

CAMI FORUM: AMBIVALENCE: THE INITIATION OF CHANGE

February 5, 2018

Part I: Short presentation on “Ambivalence: the Initiation of Change” by LAI Ting, Sandra

“Ambivalence involves simultaneous conflicting motivations” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). Ambivalence could also be the initiation of change. Sandra shared with us what creates ambivalence and how to utilize ambivalence with MI skills to motivate change.

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

CAMI FORUM: KEEP THE CHANGE MOMENTUM: SOFTENING SUSTAIN TALK

May 5, 2018

Part I: Short presentation on “Keep the Change Momentum: Softening Sustain Talk” by Mr. Jonathan Lau

Besides eliciting and strengthening change talk, wise response of sustain talk is also essential in handling ambivalence involved in change. Mr. Jonathan Lau shared about core concepts of MI and MI-consistent ways to respond to sustain talk.

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

CAMI FORUM: UNDERSTANDING THE "RIGHTING REFLEX" AND THE BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO "RIGHT A WRONG"

November 14, 2018

Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Dr. Chi-hang Lau

Chi-hang is a member of MINT and a family physician in a busy outpatient clinic. He observed that many health care worker colleagues are using the righting reflex as their primarily approach to correct patient's “wrong-doing”.  Chi-hang shared his experience on strategies that help minimizing such righting reflex, and a better way to help patient aware of the reasons for change.

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

CAMI FORUM: COUNSELLING WITH NEUTRALITY IS A CHOICE?

March 2, 2019

Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Mr TSE, Ka-wo and Ms Annie SHEH

What is counselling with neutrality? When & how to do neutrality? To have reflection on our choice of counseling with neutrality. Is decision balance helps to make change ? To share experience of being pushed to give a direction in counseling process. How to be more MI adherent ? We learned and discussed.

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

THE FIRST MINT-ENDORSED TRAINING OF NEW TRAINERS WORKSHOP IN CHINESE COMMUNITIES CUM A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP BY THE MI FOUNDER PROFESSOR WILLIAM MILLER

December 13-17, 2018

The first ever MINT-endorsed TNT in a Chinese community was successfully held during 13-15 December 2018. It was the first TNT conducted mainly in Cantonese in the world. We were honored to have invited the MI founder Professor William Miller to lead our local trainer team and we welcome the 25 new MINTies from Hong Kong. On 17 December 2018, Prof. William Miller gave a one-day workshop to over 400 local healthcare professionals and walked us through the 4 processes of MI with his skill demonstrations.

CAMI FORUM: THE USE OF AFFIRMATION IN MI

June 11, 2019

Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Mr Jonathan LAU

Affirmation is one of the core skills in Motivational Interviewing. An effective use of the skill will facilitate the process of building up our clients’ motivation to change. Mr Jonathan Lau shared about the rationale behind using affirmation, how it is different from reflection and how to construct affirmation responses.

Part II: Work Sample Discussion

Participants listened to a work sample (a real client) and practised coding with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

CAMI FORUM: AM I COMPETENT ENOUGH TO SUCCESSFULLY GET INTO MINT-SPONSORED TNT?

September 21, 2019

A sharing by two local applicants, Mr. Witt WONG & Mr. John LEE

CAMI web Forum: INTRODUCING MICA, A MI CODING AND COACHING INSTRUMENT

April 27, 2020

The Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA) is a coding and coaching instrument that allows a listener to evaluate a work sample along a variety of MI strategies and intentions. The MICA yields easy to use feedback, and to help a practitioner strengthen their MI skillfulness.

 

It was our honour to have invited Ali Hall, an experienced member of MINT from the United States and the co-author of the MICA, to give us an overview of this MI coding and coaching instrument. We learnt from her pre-recorded slide presentation with discussions in between as facilitated by Paul.

 

To keep MI learning and sharing in this COVID-19 pandemic, we run our first ever web forum of CAMI. We were definitely missing all your happy faces!

©2019 by The Chinese Association of Motivational Interviewing