Evidence-based practice in the clinic: Motivational Interviewing

Event Type: Public Lecture

Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice

*This event will be hosted at Zoom event. Please download Zoom app to join the event at most convenience. 

Speaker : Dr. Gordon Cheng (Registered Clinical Psychologist, Castle Peak Hospital)

Date : 16 Apr 2020 (Thur)

Time : 11:00am - 12:30pm

Zoom Meeting : 


Meeting ID: 932 5296 3486

Password: IDSEBP2020

Language : English


1) Free Admission.
2) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for event updates.


Motivation interviewing is an approach of psychotherapy. In real-life psychotherapy, therapists often encounter clients who are simultaneously wanting and not wanting to make change. This ambivalence can pose a challenge for therapists who may feel pressured to convince the clients to do “the right thing”. The therapy style of motivational interviewing addresses this challenge by adopting a guiding approach in therapy. It involves the processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning for the purpose of facilitating people to make meaningful changes in life. This lecture is a practical introduction for students on these important therapy processes.


About the Presenter

Dr. Gordon Cheng obtained a bachelor degree in psychology at University College London and then a PhD degree in clinical psychology at University of Hong Kong. Prior to his current clinical practice, he published research studies on topics in mental health and neuroscience.  

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, Please feel free to contact: cebp@hksyu.edu