The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) has been my professional “home” since 1998, when I joined by attending a trainer’s-training led by MI founders William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. There I learned how to present MI workshops that are lively, interactive, and, most importantly, effective. I have worked with providers across a wide range of settings, populations, and professional disciplines.
As an active MINT member, I keep up with the most current developments in MI research, practice, and training so that I can bring you the most up-to-date information and methods for effective implementation. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, my other training topics include Stages of Change, Principles of Habit Change, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for lifestyle change, Relapse Prevention, and Telephone Continuing Care.
I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1993. I have over 25 years of experience doing research evaluating innovative applications of cognitive-behavior therapy and motivational interviewing in the treatment of substance use disorders, including 18 years at the University of Pennsylvania. My work in the research world focused on the “clinical” aspects of clinical research in the addictions: developing treatment manuals for NIH and VA funded studies, training and supervising study therapists, writing about treatment process, and, of course, treating patients. I have also provided compassionate evidence-based care for adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems in private psychotherapy practice. I am currently employed by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, where my responsibilities include training on behavioral health related topics for diverse professional and general audiences.
Full CV and training references are available by request. Email me or call me at (856) 905-5261 for more information.