華人社會的MI平台

The MI Platform in Chinese Societies

Contact us at:

info@cami.hk

What’s New

Chinese Association of Motivational Interviewing (CAMI)


About Us:

We are a group of healthcare professionals in Hong Kong who are interested in Motivational Interviewing (MI). We started out as a mutual learning community and, when we met, we had also been gradually exploring how a local MI platform could be helpful for gathering people with similar vision to grow in MI together. After a year of hard work, the non-profit Chinese Association of Motivational Interviewing (CAMI) Limited, being the first association of MI in Chinese societies, was founded and incorporated in late 2014. We are officially granted by the Inland Revenue Department of the Hong Kong Government to be a charitable organization with effect from 9 November 2015. Within spirits of generosity and enthusiasm, we strongly believe this platform belongs to all and humbly welcome you to support and join us.


Our Honorary Advisors:



                  





Dr. William R. MILLER







Dr. Stephen ROLLNICK

 

Asia-Pacific Symposium on
Motivational Interviewing - Hong Kong (APSMI-HK)
























The first ever MI symposium in the Asia-Pacific region, the APSMI-HK, was successfully held on 30-31 January 2015. Over 200 participants from different professional settings gathered in Hong Kong to learn from an excellent team of speakers led by the MI co-founder Dr. Stephen Rollnick.

Inauguration Ceremony of CAMI
held on 30 January 2015














We were very happy to have Dr. Stephen Rollnick, Dr. Chris Wagner, Dr. Fiona McMaster, and Dr. Anya Sheftel as our honorable guests in the ceremony. The inauguration of CAMI was witnessed by a lot of local colleagues. We also published an Inauguration Leaflet.pdf for this special event of CAMI.

First CAMI Forum was held on 11 May 2015.
Next one will be on 22 Aug 2015.
Mark it on your diary!

Our first CAMI Forum was successfully held on 11 May 2015. We were happy to welcome 22 local professionals (18 members and 4 non-members) to join the forum. We worked together to review an audiotape of a Cantonese MI conversation about smoking in a local primary care setting. And we shared our experiences in applying MI in our work together.


Let’s hear how some participants said about the forum:

“Enjoy the process, keep going” “The audio clip was a very good demonstration” “The sharing among the participants especially their practical experience in MI are very valuable and stimulating” “The forum is very fruitful” “Hope can know more tools that can brush up our MI skills” “預先知道topic會有更多分享” “Provided a very good chance to reflect on MI skills & spirits. Evoke thinking. Thanks! More session are appreciated”


All of the feedback we received are invaluable ideas and opinions to help us improve the forum meetings. We hope to keep it regular as long as it is needed. The next one will be on 22 August 2015, a Saturday morning. Details will be announced later.


** Please let us know through our email info@cami.hk if you have a work sample to share and want to receive feedback in the forum. We will then contact you to work out the details.

The CAMI Forum
“Am I doing MI? From a coding perspective”
was held on 22 Aug 2015










It was a fruitful Saturday morning for all of us to explore the new MITI coding manual together. Thank our committee members Ms. Karen Lo and Ms. Brenda Chung for sharing with us the new development of the MITI coding manual. The 28 of us tried to taste using the coding manual through reviewing a real-case work sample. It is definitely a start of the coding journey for anyone, and it is a pleasure to learn one more systematic way to look into how well we are doing MI. You can download the slides presented HERE.

The CAMI Forum
with the focus on “Sustain Talk”
was held on 9 Nov 2015

We are grateful to have the opportunity to spend the evening together discussing about MI and the forum’s focus Sustain Talk. Thank our committee member Mr. Chi Hang Lau for giving us a brief update of how Sustain Talk was discussed in the MI3 (click here for the slides presented) and our member Mr. Jonathan Lau for sharing with us a high-quality MI work through a transcript with an ambivalent client from the correctional setting. We look forward to seeing you in the coming forum in February 2016.


** If you have a work sample to share and want to receive feedback in the forum, please let us know through our email info@cami.hk. We will then contact you to work out the details.

Next CAMI Forum on 27 Feb 2016
Can I give information when doing MI?
It’s a matter of HOW

Giving Information is NOT a sin. However, there is a unique information giving technique in MI. This process of exchanging information would enhance client’s self-awareness on the topic and develop mutual understanding between the client and the clinician. In this forum, we will illustrate work sample on giving information and share the specific techniques in giving information along with MI spirits. You are most welcome to join us and you could prepare some information (or even a leaflet!) which you need to convey to your client in your practice for the experiential exercise. Let’s join and have fun with us!


For enrolment details, please download the forum flyer HERE.

CAMI formally granted as a
Charitable Organization!

We are pleased to announce that CAMI is officially granted by the Inland Revenue Department of the Hong Kong Government to be a charitable organization with effect from 9 November 2015!

CAMI Membership Renewal is now open
You may choose to renew for 1 year, enjoy the 2-year membership discounted fee, or even join the life membership

We are pleased to announce that the membership renewal procedure is open now and sincerely invite you to continue support us and walk together with us in this journey.


Joining our membership you can enjoy free entry to our forums and discounted price for our events. We are happy to share with all of you that we will organize a local seminar on 4th June 2016. Please save the date first while waiting for more details to come out.


Please complete and send us the membership application form (which can be downloaded HERE) with a cheque. Apart from the 1-year membership, please take note of 2 more options you could consider:


  1. 1)A 2-year membership with discounted fee $500. The membership will be valid until 31 March 2018! This discount is offered until 31 March 2016.


  1. 2)A life membership with fee $2000 for those who are devoted to support us in a long-term basis.


All existing members and new members are most welcome to join us!

We look forward to seeing you in our events!

The CAMI TALK cum AGM was held on 4 June 2016

Our annual event CAMI TALK cum AGM was held in the morning of 4 June. We were honored to have a team of local MI practitioners share with the participants their experiences in their specialized areas. It was a good time for all of us to meet, to learn and to share together.


List of the Talks:

The Change Journey for Youth in Custody, by Jonathan LAU

Taste Motivational Interviewing in Renal Patients, by HUI Yun Ho Sandy

Coding: An Interesting Way to Understand MI, by Brenda CHUNG

Theory to Practice: Stages and Components to Develop a MI Project, by LAU Chi Chung

Teach MI, Be MI, by Paul KONG

Next CAMI Forum on 19 September 2016
Do you have any strategies to evoke Change Talks?
How could you widen and deepen Change Talks?

Do you sometimes spend a lot of effort to collect as many change talks as possible yet the client remains ambivalent for change! In this Forum, we will explore and work together on different ideas in widening and deepening change talk. We are also very happy that our member Ms. Gloria Cheung will share with us a topic : “Beyond Custody & Substance Abuse, the Application of MI for other Health Related Issues”, followed by reviewing a work sample together. Let’s join us!


For enrolment details, please download the forum flyer HERE.

Mr. Paul Kong and Dr. Lau Chi Hang represented CAMI to give a MI sharing session to the members of The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians on 27 August 2016

Next CAMI Forum on 18 February 2017
From MI Spirit to Skills:
Learning from TNT and Expert’s MI Sample

We are glad to have two new members of MINT (Ms. Sandra Lai and Mr. Jonathan Lau) who will share with us their learning from Training of New Trainers (TNT) of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). They will highlight in their presentations the experiences of using MI as well as the importance of incorporating the spirit of MI into daily practices. Also there will be an illustration of work sample analyzed according to the MITI coding manual. Please join us for this wonderful event to learn more about MI!


We will use online enrolment this time, hoping to make the procedure more convenient to you. Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/cdJRq1ltlCOdPsOC2) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

New Membership Structure Announced!
Welcome to join us as our members

Our membership structure has been refined. We now have 4 membership categories (i.e., life membership, 2-year full membership, 1-year full membership, and student membership) for you to consider. Additionally, if you join us now, your membership will start immediately and end by the end of the next financial year (i.e., 31st March 2018 for 1-year membership and 31st March 2019 for 2-year membership). For details, please visit our Become a Member subpage. We look forward to seeing you in our activities!

3-Day MITI Coding Workshop by Dr. Denise Ernst
successfully held on 23-25 March 2017




























This 3-day MITI 4.2.1 coding training workshop led by Denise introduced participants to the newly revised MITI 4.2 manual, coauthored by Denise. Participants learned about the modifications made to both the global ratings and behavior counts from 3.3.1 to the latest version, MITI 4.2.1. The workshop included discussions about treatment fidelity issues, maintenance of inter-rater reliability, supervising coding labs, and providing MITI 4.2.1 feedback to MI learners and trainees. Positive feedback and comment about Denise as a trainer and also the content of the training were obtained. We hope this training can equip our community a better knowledge about the method to evaluate our MI proficiency.

Hong Kong version of MITI 4.2.1 is available!
You can download with the link below

Thanks for the effort of our MITI Coding Interest Group,

the translated HK version of MITI 4.2.1 is available for download!

Please follow the link HERE.

We welcome any feedback and comment!

Next CAMI Forum on 12 August 2017
Short presentation of “A Closer Look at the Skill of Reflection”, with coding practice of a work sample about a person with drug-induced psychosis

We are glad to have Mr. Paul Kong give us a short presentation about “A Closer Look at the Skill of Reflection”, in which he will review the history of the development of this skill in the counseling field, discuss the variations in applying this skill, and consider this skill in a larger psychotherapy perspective. After the presentation, Paul will also share his work sample which is related to the engagement of a person with drug-induced psychosis. Through the work sample review, participants will have the opportunities to practice using the coding method and also learn from each other through more in-depth discussion. Please join us for this wonderful event to learn more about MI!


We will use online enrolment this time, hoping to make the procedure more convenient to you. Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/JokJW89YFAdxuDG53) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

Next CAMI Forum on 4 November 2017
Steeping in MI Spirits & Exploring TNT in HK

Part I: Sharing by new members of MINT: how inspiring and exciting!

New members of MINT (Dr. FOK Ching and Mr. William KO) will share with us their learning from the recent Training of New Trainer (TNT) of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). They will give short presentations on:

1) “The Journey to Training of New Trainer”?

2) “Experiences in TNT”


Part II: Illustration of a work sample

All of us can analyze the work sample through group discussion and with the use of MITI coding manual.


Part III: Exploring together the potential of holding TNT in HK in 2018
We would like to learn how CAMI could support you along the way of becoming a MINT member.

Please join us for this wonderful event to learn from more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/cocNh3gMHpi3DFJc2) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

Next CAMI Forum on 5 February 2018
Ambivalence: the Initiation of Change

Part I: Short presentation on “Ambivalence: the Initiation of Change” by LAI Ting, Sandra

“Ambivalence involves simultaneous conflicting motivations” (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). Ambivalence could also be the initiation of change. Sandra will share with us what creates ambivalence and how to utilize ambivalence with MI skills to motivate change.


Part II: Coding of a work sample

We will listen to a work sample and do the coding with the use of MITI manual together, followed by group discussion.


Part III: Updating progress of organizing TNT in HK
We will share results of the survey we distributed on the interest of TNT in HK and open up for further discussion or questions

Please join us for this wonderful event to learn from more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/imFsXnzbp2gTf30i1) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

Next CAMI Forum on 5 May 2018
Keep the Change Momentum: Softening Sustain Talk


Part I: Short presentation on “Keep the Change Momentum: Softening Sustain Talk” by Mr. Jonathan Lau

Besides eliciting and strengthening change talk, wise response of sustain talk is also essential in handling ambivalence involved in change. Mr. Jonathan Lau would share about core concepts of MI and MI-consistent ways to respond to sustain talk.


Part II: Coding of a work sample

We will listen to a work sample and do the coding with the use of MITI manual together, followed by group discussion.


Please join us in this wonderful event to learn more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/cGR4yHbhnK63Dk303)and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

MINT-Endorsed Training for New Trainers – Hong Kong
(TNT-HK)
13th-15th December 2018
Led by Professor William Miller, co-founder of Motivational Interviewing

It is our great pleasure to announce that CAMI will organize the MINT-endorsed TNT (Training for New Trainers) in Hong Kong, the first TNT in Chinese societies, on 13th-15th December 2018.

It is a 3-day training workshop specifically designed to train quality MI trainers. Those who successfully complete the workshop will be eligible to join MINT, the international network of MI trainers.

It is our great honor to have Professor William Miller as our lead trainer to lead a team of local trainers in this TNT. If you are interested in MI and sharing MI to others, we are sure it is a learning opportunity you don't want to miss.

To apply, please download and follow the Application Instructions in the following link. Please note that application will be subject to a review process and those who successfully pass the review will be eligible to register to attend the TNT workshop.

Application Instructions: http://cami.hk/TNT-HK_files/TNT-HK%20Application%20Instructions.docx
FAQs:
http://cami.hk/TNT-HK_files/TNT-HK%20FAQs.docx

For any enquiries, please email to tnthk@cami.hk.

P.S. Please also note that we are liaising with Professor Miller to organize a one-day training workshop on the topic of MI on 17th Dec 2018 (Monday). More details will be announced later. Please save the date and also spread the news to anyone who would be interested in meeting and learning from Professor Miller.

Next CAMI Forum on 14 November 2018
Understanding the “righting reflex” and
the better alternatives to “right a wrong”

Since the original CAMI forum on 17/9/2018 was cancelled due to typhoon issue, now we would like to reschedule that CAMI forum to 14/11/2018 (Wednesday evening) as details below. Please register again if you would like to join us.


Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Dr. Chi-hang Lau


Chi-hang is a member of MINT and a family physician in a busy outpatient clinic. He observed that many health care worker colleagues are using the righting reflex as their primarily approach to correct patient's “wrong-doing”.  Chi-hang would like to share his experience on strategies that help minimizing such righting reflex, and a better way to help patient aware of the reasons for change.


Part II: Work Sample Discussion

We will listen to a work sample (a real client), participants can do the coding* with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

* Members or non-members who have received coding training are encouraged to join and refresh our coding skills. Those who are new to MI coding are also welcome.


Please join us in this wonderful event to learn more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/wZ4O9hA83mSsxCQx1) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

Walking through the 4 Processes in Motivational Interviewing with William Miller

Didactic Lecture with Live Skill Demonstration
17 December, 2018, Hong Kong

The Founder of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Professor William Miller, will come to Hong Kong again! This one-day workshop will be divided into 4 sessions. In each session, Professor Miller will focus on one process of the MI 4-Process Framework (Engage, Focus, Evoke, Plan) and deliver a didactic lecture on the key points, common challenges, as well as interviewing strategies and tips in that process, followed by a skill demonstration by him.

The workshop will be designed to suit those who are new to MI as well as those who want to refresh their knowledge and skills in MI.

Thank you for your support!
The responses to this workshop are enormous! 

The workshop is now FULL!

Distinguished Lecture on

Motivational Interviewing:
A Journey from Beginning, Present to Future

13 December, 2018, 6pm

Good news that Professor William R Miller will also deliver a distinguished lecture on MI in the University of Hong Kong during his stay in Hong Kong.

This distinguish lecture is open to public and free of charge. Registration is open from 20/11/2018 09:00(HKT) to 12/12/2018 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. For details about the lecture and registration, please visit: www.socsc.hku.hk/mhf/bpf or to see the poster below:

 

Next CAMI Forum on 2 March 2019
Counselling with Neutrality is a Choice?


Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Mr TSE, Ka-wo and Ms Annie SHEH


What is counselling with neutrality? When & how to do neutrality? To have reflection on our choice of counseling with neutrality. Is decision balance helps to make change ? To share experience of being pushed to give a direction in counseling process. How to be more MI adherent ? Let's learn & discuss


Part II: Work Sample Discussion


We will listen to a work sample (a real client), participants can do the coding* with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

* Members or non-members who have received coding training are encouraged to join and refresh our coding skills. Those who are new to MI coding are also welcome.


Please join us in this wonderful event to learn more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://goo.gl/forms/YyMuQCCamIHln2ro2) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.

The first MINT-endorsed Training of New Trainers Workshop in Chinese communities cum a One-day Workshop by the MI Founder Professor William Miller






























The first ever MINT-endorsed TNT in a Chinese community was successfully held during 13-15 December 2018. It was the first TNT conducted mainly in Cantonese in the world. We were honored to have invited the MI founder Professor William Miller to lead our local trainer team and we welcome the 25 new MINTies from Hong Kong. On 17 December 2018, Prof. William Miller gave a one-day workshop to over 400 local healthcare professionals and walked us through the 4 processes of MI with his skill demonstrations.

Next CAMI Forum on 11 June 2019
The Use of Affirmation in MI


Part I: Small Topic Sharing by Mr Jonathan LAU


Affirmation is one of the core skills in Motivational Interviewing. An effective use of the skill will facilitate the process of building up our clients’ motivation to change. Mr Jonathan Lau would share about the rationale behind using affirmation, how it is different from reflection and how to construct affirmation responses.


Part II: Work Sample Discussion


We will listen to a work sample (a real client), participants can do the coding* with the use of MITI manual, followed by group discussion.

* Members or non-members who have received coding training are encouraged to join and refresh our coding skills. Those who are new to MI coding are also welcome.


Please join us in this wonderful event to learn more about MI!

Please complete this simple google form (https://forms.gle/Cxt5EToyMTmwvEdT9) and that’s it! For non-members, please arrange the payment on-site or enjoy free admission through becoming our members.