PIEF’s Motivational Interactions Workshop 29-30 August 2013

This year, the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) has joined with AP Psychology & Consulting Services to deliver a series of workshops across Australia on Motivational Interactions.  Motivational Interactions is an evidence based approach that provides the skills to work with your injured clients to:

  • identify their barriers to change; and
  • develop strategies for them to change.

Motivational Interactions is widely recognised as an important engagement strategy for people working in a case management capacity and will help you develop the necessary skills to effectively work with injured clients to help facilitate positive return to work and life outcomes.

The workshops will be facilitated by registered psychologist Arthur Papagiannis, who has extensive experience in developing psychological workplace solutions for organisations.  As the managing director of AP Psychology & Consulting Services, Arthur has established a niche offering by bringing the worlds of clinical and organisation psychology concepts together.

The TAC experience with Motivational Interactions

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission recently rolled out Motivational Interactions training to approximately 100 of its staff and as a result has seen a significant increase in their client satisfaction scores and return to work outcomes.

 Client  satisfaction  In the Return to Work teams where Motivational Interactions was rolled out, the overall client satisfaction with TAC was 6.31   out of 10 (in 2011) prior to the training and 7.03 (in 2012) post the training. This year’s result will be known soon, however it  is believed to be much higher again.
 RTW  outcomes  In 2012/13 TAC achieved a full RTW outcome in 68.7% of clients cases compared to a target of 60%.  This percentage  result  is significant when you bear in mind the TAC context of multi-trauma injuries and higher injury severity than a  workers’ compensation setting.

For further information on TAC, visit tac.vic.gov.au

Where will the workshops be held?

The two day workshop will be held at WorkCover WA; 2 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park (corner of Lemnos Street) on the 29th and 30th August 2013.


The cost to undertake the two day workshop is:

  • PIEF member organisation staff – $1,100 (incl GST)
  • Non-member participants – $1,250 (incl GST).


Places in the workshop are very limited.  Don’t miss out – download the registration form today!

Further information

For further information on the workshops, visit pief.com.au, email info_pief@pief.com.au or contact (03) 9940 4893.

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