South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) host Prof Steve Rollnick

15 Mar 2019
15 Mar 2019

On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) hosted Prof Steve Rollnick for a lecture exploring the clinical applicability of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in various contexts ranging from harmful substance use, ARV adherence and mental health. Prof Rollnick is Honorary Distinguished Professor in the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. He was a practicing psychologist in the UK National Health Service for 16 years, and then became a teacher and researcher in primary care on the subject of communication. He has written books on MI and Health Behaviour Change and has a special interest in challenging consultations in hospital and primary care settings. He has published widely in scientific journals and has taught practitioners in many countries and continents.  The ATTC, which is located within the Division of Addiction Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health is funded by the US States Presidents Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) to provide training and technical assistance to health practitioners, particularly those working in HIV priority districts.  The lecture was attended by a range of clinicians, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, registered counsellors and social workers.  Earlier in the day, Earlier in the day, Prof Rollnick provided Master Training to the ATTC team as part of a growing collaborative partnership aimed at helping to build capacity for the ATTC team to deliver MI with quality and fidelity, in order to maintain a high standard of training delivery.

Prof Rollnick (seated, centre) and the ATTC team who recieved
Master Training 

Prof Rollnick delivering his lecture

Engaging and interacting with the larger audience from multiple
disciplines about Motivational Interviewing