Instructions for 2023 TNT Application - Copenhagen, Denmark



October 16, 17, 18  -  MINT Training of New Trainers (TNT) Workshop

October 19, 20, 21  -  MINT Annual Forum

NOTE: We are still accepting applications, however, there is a strong possibility that you will be placed on a waitlist. 
Please contact if you have questions.

Participants who complete the TNT workshop may also register for the Annual MINT Forum. See FAQ's at the bottom of this page for additional information.



To support proficient MI practitioners / trainers in enhancing their MI training skills.


This is a multi-step process. This page documents each step. These instructions can be downloaded below. 

To apply for a TNT, you will need to:

  1. Complete and submit a written application form
  2. Provide two references of people who can describe your MI skills
  3. Pay $200 US Dollars (Group 1 rate; fee is based on your Country of Residence: Group 2-$80; Group 3-$60; Group 4-$40)
  4. Schedule and complete the Standardized Patient Interview (SPI)


  1. You are proficient in MI;
  2. You can show your MI skills in 20-minute Standardized Patient Interview (SPI);
  3. You have participated in standard training in MI;
  4. You can describe your experience learning MI and how you are developing your MI skills;
  5. You have received feedback, coaching, or supervision as part of ongoing MI learning;
  6. You have provided MI Training (recommended but not required).

**Lathund för ansökningar till den nordisk TNT i Köpenhamn 2023. Ansökan öppnas 13 mars 2023. Ladda ner lathunden längre ner på sidan.


To apply, you must follow all instructions in Part 1 and Part 2.

The application is a two-part process:

    1. Share your contact information, two references, and the Written TNT Application Form.
    2. Pay the non-refundable fee based on your Country of Residence (see above). This pays for the Standardized Patient interview (SPI) and MITI-coding with feedback.
    1. Schedule the SPI.
    2. Complete the SPI at the designated time.
    3. Complete the Standardized Patient Interview Reflection Form after you receive it.
    4. Submit the Standardized Patient Interview Reflection Form.


  • Download the Written TNT Application Form below and fill in as much information as you can provide.
  • Save the document on your computer using your name (Surname, First Name) as the file name (example: Miller, William).

To get help with the Written TNT Application Form, email:

  • Click the SSUBMIT APPLICATION HERE link at the end of these instructions.
  • Write your name, email, phone number, and location. List the contact information of two references familiar with your MI skills.
  • Confirm you understand the application process.
  • Upload your completed Written TNT Application form.
  • Click Submit Part 1 button. The next page will confirm submission and ask for payment.
  • Pay the fee. Our secure payment portal accepts credit and debit cards. You will receive a payment confirmation email with a link to schedule Part 2: Standardized Patient Interview. 

Once you complete these steps, your application will go into our queue.



The SPI is a 20-minute audio recorded interaction between you (applicant for TNT) and a member of MINT specifically trained in delivering a standardized patient role in a motivational interviewing interaction. The SPIs will be initiated and recorded by a SP who is provided by the TNT team. There are two target changes from which to choose; smoking and sleep. The SPIs are designed to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your MI skills. You can think of it like a demonstration in training.  

ENGLISH language TNT sections. For the English sections of the 2023 TNT,  MINT is offering SPIs in Cantonese, English, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.

  • To schedule a SPI in English use the instructions below.
  • If you would like to do your SPI in Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish, please contact Denise Ernst directly at and include the information about which language you would prefer and your location. You will be connected with a standardized patient to schedule the interview.

NORDIC language TNT section. For the Nordic section of the 2023 TNT, MINT is offering SPIs in Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.

  • If you are applying for the Nordic section, please use the following instructions: (click the link below to access the registration form for the Nordic section. Here, you will be asked to provide your name, email address and telephone number, as well as the change target you have selected (smoking or sleep).
  • Once you have completed the registration form, your SP will contact you and set up the logistics. The SP will call you at the number you provided.)



When scheduling you will be asked to provide:

  1. Your name and best email address
  2. The phone number (for USA applicants) where you plan to take the call.
  3. If you are outside of the USA, you will be asked to indicate if Zoom works for you and to give your time zone.
  4. The target change you would like to work with (smoking or sleep).

Your Standardized Patient (SP) will contact you prior to the interview to set up the logistics. You will receive a confirmation email from the scheduling system with instructions for the interview.  The SP will call you at the number you provided. You will receive a reminder email the day before your appointment.

Within 24 hours of completing the SPI you will receive a link to your audio-recorded SPI. You will be able to download the file in mp3 format. You will receive the “2023 Standardized Patient Interview Reflection Form” with your recording.  Complete and submit the form within two weeks to .



  1. Once we review your entire application, we will notify you of the outcome. You will also receive MITI-coding feedback on your SPI to strengthen your MI practice. The review process can take up to 8 weeks.
  2. If you disagree with the outcome, you have seven (7) days to appeal the decision. Email Dr Colin O'Driscoll, TNT Coordinator at:

On the mail subject line, enter Request for TNT Application Review Appeal. You will receive a confirmation of your email and information about what to expect.

NOTE: The MINT Board of Directors will decide the outcome of the Application Review Appeal. This decision is final.


Submit Your Completed 2023 Written Application Here 



How many applicants will be admitted into the TNT?

We will admit the first 120 applicants (2 English Language groups of 40 and 1 Nordic Languages Group of 40) who register and pay for the TNT. We may keep a short waitlist and offer spots if seats become available.

What if I am admitted but cannot attend the TNT?

Deferment of Approved Application Policy

You can defer attending the TNT for up to two (2) years for either of these reasons:

  1. workshop space filled before you could register;
  2. personal circumstances prevented you from registering and attending;

You have two years to register for and attend any TNT workshop without reapplying. After two years, you must apply again.

What is the cost of the 2023 TNT registration fee?

The 2023 TNT registration fee is also based on your Country of Residence:

Group 1 = $1500 USD
Group 2 = $1200 USD
Group 3 = $975 USD
Group 4 = $750 USD
Is financial aid available?

MINT does not offer financial aid for applications.

Financial aid is available for registration or travel expenses. If you plan to attend the TNT but have financial barriers, you may be eligible for help.

Our Public Service Fund is a member-generated source of financial aid. Funding is limited, and we recommend applying as soon as possible, even if your application has not yet been reviewed/approved. 


Attendance at MINT’s Annual Forum (Optional)

The MINT Annual Forum will take place immediately after the 3-Day TNT Workshop. We invite all TNT participants to the Welcome Reception Wednesday night. This is an excellent opportunity to meet members of MINT. You can attend the Annual Forum at a discounted fee. We will share information about these events after you register for the TNT.


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