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Masterclass on Motivational Interviewing for
Dates: 21-22 March 2019
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, London,
course is designed for those who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge on offering
Motivational Interviewing (MI) in their day-to-day clinical practice. Students
will gain a wider spectrum of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills with
regard to psycho-social aspects of hearing impairment and application of
advanced evidence-based psychological skills in empowering patients through the
process of audiologic rehabilitation. This course will outline the clinical application
of MI in audiology.
By the end of this course participants should be able
- Apply a wide
range of basic counselling skills with a focus on empathic listening in
order to build a good working alliance with patients.
flexible and strategic use of some core communications and counselling
skills in the process of rehabilitative audiology.
compare the conceptual framework and theoretical underpinnings of Motivational
Interviewing (MI) with other psychological theories comprising: cognitive
dissonance, reformulation of self-perception theory, Roger’s theory of
necessary and sufficient interpersonal conditions for fostering change,
and Transtheoretical model (stages of change).
- Apply basic
MI skills to improve hearing aid use and outcome.
audiology consultation sessions consistent with the process of MI comprising:
engaging, focusing, evoking and planning.
- Apply the
Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) tool as a
training/quality monitoring instrument.
- Use MI
technique of elicit-provide-elicit (EPE) when sharing information with
discuss the principles of psycholinguistics and its relevance to MI.
appraise the research evidence on MI.
- Many more …
the Course Director:
Dr. Hashir Aazh, is an audiologist with special
interest in the field of rehabilitative audiology. Over the past decade, Hashir
has developed a unique approach in embracing methods of modern psychology/psychiatry
in audiology practice leading to a new concept called “psycho-audiology”. Although
application of psychological skills by non-psychologists in medical field is
not new, most disciplines have modified psychological techniques in order to
suit their own skill mix. The uniqueness
of Hashir’s approach is that psychological methods have been utilised in their
pure forms for the purpose of hearing rehabilitation and adjustment to hearing
impairment. In the other words, Hashir’s psycho-audiology method ensures
fidelity to theory and protocol of the psychological methods adopted.
Hashir completed his PhD in London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine at University of London on efficacy of Motivational
Interviewing (MI) in audiology practice. The key outcomes from Hashir’s
research and clinical work on MI in audiology are listed below:
- · Development
of the clinical manual of “Audiologist-delivered MI for facilitating hearing
- · Developing
the protocol of Audiologist-delivered MI base on the latest guidelines of the
UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute of Health Research
(NIHR) on developing and evaluating “complex interventions”.
- · Feasibility
of learning and applying MI skills, with high fidelity to MI theory and
protocol, in day-to-day audiology clinics.
- · Combining
MI with audiological tasks in assessment and hearing aid fitting sessions.
- · Acceptability
of MI for patients and whether they find it useful.
- · Efficacy
of standard audiology care combined with MI compared to the standard care only on
hearing aid outcomes.
- · Mechanism
and process that MI micro-skills interact with patients’ language of change and
change behaviour as measured via psycholinguistic analysis and behavioural
observations (i.e., hearing aid data logging).
- · The
recordings of Hashir’s MI sessions focused on hearing aid use and the way that
MI techniques been utilised in an audiology outpatient clinic have now been
used widely in many MI and behaviour change training courses in the field of
health psychology and addiction in North America & Europe.
Dr. Hashir Aazh shares his clinical methods in this masterclass
on Motivational Interviewing for audiologists and provides a supportive
environment for the participants in order to learn and flourish. Participants
will be provided with plenty of opportunities to gain an insider view of
several sophisticated psychological concepts and gain skillfulness in delivering
appropriate methods in day-to-day audiology clinics while staying within their
own professional boundaries and meeting the highest ethical standards.