Empowering Jobseekers through Motivational Interviewing
Dr Rachel Callaghan, National Operations Manager at Back2Work Health Specialists will speak on Empowering Jobseekers through Motivational Interviewing at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference this December.
Rachel Callaghan is a clinical psychologist who has a Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) from Queensland University of Technology. She has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing mental illness and as they endeavour to move back into work. Working in the employment services sector she sees the real benefit that work brings to the lives of those living with mental illness.
The aim of this presentation is to increase the knowledge and skills of those working with the long-term unemployed to empower jobseekers through a motivational interviewing framework. Motivational interviewing is a style of engaging with jobseekers to inspire them to commence thinking about the possibility of change and what that might look like for them. This presentation will cover the key principles of motivational interviewing and practical techniques for how employment consultants can apply these principles in the context of a case study of a long-term unemployed jobseeker.
The theme of the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference is Finding Solutions. This year’s conference focuses on business working together with employment facilitators and agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.
What are employers looking for in their workforce? Are these criteria being met by supply agencies? What are the external issues? How does the long term unemployed person fit into this?
For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.