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Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Pain and Return To Work

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The aim of this presentation is to provide a general overview of Motivational Interviewing and offer specific knowledge, skills and resources that will enable clinicians to aid in chronic pain treatment of their clients. Motivational Interviewing was pioneered in studying how to assist people with addictions go through predictable (and necessary steps) to leaving their addiction behind. Now it is being used for helping people with many different health problems to good effect. It is a promising adjunct to the communication that naturally arises in the massage therapist - client relationship.


  • Engage with a model of communication styles and skills to enhance clinical communication
  • Listen for and promote change talk
  • Consider how to “roll with resistance”
  • Integrate and reinforce key principles of pain management into clinical discussions in ways that promote confidence and acceptance of work as a health behaviour
  • How to avoid the negative aspects of directing or “forcing” the client by collaborating with their expertise
  • Communication that increases client knowledge, self-efficacy, internal attribution and self esteem
  • Identifying and working with resistance and negative behaviour choices
  • Helping clients align their behaviours and guiding values to lessen the chance of chronicity and disability


  • 1-hour Video of Theory, Examples, Questions and Answers
  • Course Manual of 43 PowerPoint slides
  • In-Course Links to Key Resources in Learning Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals


Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Pain Treatment and Return-to-Work has been approved for continuing education credit in the following jurisdictions:

CMTNB (Canada) CMTBC logo CMTNL logo
0.5 Category A CEU 2 PD CEC 0.5 Category A CEU 0.5 CEU
0.5 Secondary CEC 1 Primary CEC 0.5 CEU 1 Business CEC
1 Body Psychology CE Hr

Photo of Dr. Matt Graham, R. Psych


Matt is a psychologist and the Senior Manager of Clinical Practice for OrionHealth’s British Columbia clinics. Matt brings a strong combination of treatment expertise in addiction, trauma and pain management. He has maintained an active record of publishing and is committed to developing programs that are informed by both internal and academic research. Matt has a heart for clinician development and has offered training across different domains such as multicultural competency, motivational interviewing, risk management and management of cumulative stress. Matt’s current passion centers on OrionHealth’s clinicians developing secondary psychological skillsets that enhance the quality of delivery across all Programs.@ His vision for OrionHealth is that, “true interdisciplinary treatment follows when clinicians have space to grow personally and form trusting relationships.” It is under these conditions that clients and stakeholders are best served and strong clinicians tend to commit to longer term careers.


If this course does not help you significantly improve your knowledge or clinical skills, notify us within 30 days of the purchase date and we will refund your purchase price.


This course is a recording of Matt's presentation at the 2014 Pain Research Conference sponsored by Pain BC and the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.

2014 BC Pain Conference

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