Start date
28 September, 2019
End date
28 September, 2019
Date note
from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Host Site

You can attend the Kelowna Host Site course to be in the same room as the presenters. The advantages to attending at the Host Site are that you will be with a larger group and in the same room as the presenters. However, the cost to attend at the Host Site is higher than to attend at a Satellite Site.

Why should I attend the course at a Satellite Site?

The advantages to the Satellite Sites are that the course cost is less and you get the same real-time course but in a venue which is closer to your home.

Satellite Site attendees can expect to be greeted by a host who will be on site for the duration of the course to answer any logistical questions. Attendees will interact in real-time with the presenter located in Kelowna (Host Site) and will be able to ask questions of the presenter at any time. The attendees will be at their respective sites from approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday.

Vancouver Satellite Site

Prince George Satellite Site Registration 


In this one day course you will learn the principles and spirit of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing is a way of empowering your clients to make change in their lives and can be used in many situations. You will practice these conversations throughout the course and become proficient as a facilitator of change. The focus will be on helping clients find internal motivation for change through empathy with the client's situation, acknowledgment of how difficult making life change is, and client- oriented goal setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how to identify a patient's stage of change.
  2. Learn what common approaches keep patients "stuck" and what easy to use questions create momentum for change.
  3. Learn how to share advice/information in a way that builds motivation for change.

This course is a complement to the PABC- Hosted Boundaries and Mirroring as Essential Non-Verbal Skills in Effective Biopsychosocial Communication Course being held on Sunday September 29, 2019 at Lifemark West Kelowna. These two courses are meant to be taken together and will focus on building skills learned from the other course. They are not the same course. Different skills will be learned in each course. Please register separately for each course. Please note there are only 18 spots open for the September 29, 2019 course and 30 spots open for the September 28, 2019 course so please sign up early.


Ann MarieAnn Marie Roepke, Ph.D. is a psychologist, trainer/consultant, and member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  Dr. Roepke works to empower healthcare professionals to do their most effective and fulfilling work, with an emphasis on teaching Motivational Interviewing (an evidence-based approach for helping clients/patients to make healthy changes).  Dr. Roepke completed her graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied clinical psychology (which is mostly about what goes wrong with people) alongside positive psychology (which is mostly about what goes right with people). She then completed advanced training in rehabilitation psychology at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA, where she provided clinical services and conducted clinical research with Veterans living with physical injuries and illnesses. She now operates a Seattle-based private practice as well as Evoke Training and Consulting, PLLC, aimed at building skills and fostering resilience in healthcare professionals.



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Open to which professions:
All helping health professions, Rehab Assistants and Students, MPT 1 or MPT 2 students

PABC Course Cancellation Policy 

PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event,  less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

Produced by PABC
In person

Distributed course
West Kelowna, Vancouver, Prince George BC