Join-Up International

“Learn to live by the principles of PICNIC: positive instant consequences and negative instant consequences, as taught to me by Dr. William Miller, founder of Motivational Interviewing.”
- Monty Roberts

This 3-day program Monday, September 10th through Wednesday, September 12th will introduce participants to the basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing, a client-centered method of working with others to help them resolve ambivalence about behavior change.

Motivational Interviewing closely parallels the work of renowned horseman, Monty Roberts whose non-violent approaches to working with horses and people has reached around the globe. M.I. is regularly used in Monty Roberts' Horse Sense & Healing program which rests upon a foundation of equine-assisted learning.

Key Learning Points:

  • Non-violent approach to working with the horses & people
  • The language of ‘Equus’
  • Building a trust-based partnership
  • a Monty Roberts' provided Join-Up Demonstration
Meet the Instructor: Kris Robins


Kris Robins is a clinical social worker from Alberta, Canada.  She has been an avid student of Motivational Interviewing since 1995.  She is also a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  Kris has been volunteering with Monty’s Horse Sense & Healing Program for the past 7 years.  

She was a speaker at the recent event at Flag Is Up Farms called “The Movement,” which garnered a lot of attention for learning Motivational Interviewing after attendees received an incredibly popular address from its founding father, William R. Miller.

Kris utilizes her own horses to teach Motivational Interviewing in Alberta and is very excited about sharing her approach with participants.

Please note, courses are not eligible for the Equus Online University Discount


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