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Motivational Interviewing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

​Fieldfisher and Headfirst LLP are today sponsoring a conference orchestrated by ABI solutions on Motivational Interviewing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. The workshop is being run by Dr David Manchester, consultant Neuropsychologist from Sydney.

Modules include:

  • Quick update on motivational interviewing
  • Understanding and responding to resistance in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
  • Making sure feedback and information exchange in Mi is sensitive to a person's changes in neuro-executive functions
  • Importance of change talk: Getting better at recognising commitment language and other change talk
  • Importance of change talk: Recognising when someone is ready to change
  • Behaviour change planning
  • How to assess a person's ability in Mi including your own

Dr David Manchester is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years experience in hospital and community psychology. He has published on psychological assessment and positive treatment approaches in peer reviewed journals and also written book chapters on the subject. From 2009-2013 he was Practitioner leader in psychology with a state-wide government disability service in Australia, and is an invited guest speaker at national and international conferences. He runs training courses in both Australia and the UK and we are delighted he is running today's session.

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