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MI Trainer Presentation

Social Services (Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health and Health Care)
Business Information
Business name: 
GBS Northwest
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2230 Erie St
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United States
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About Me

I am the owner of the  GBS Northwest and a Research Associate with the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. My current role is providing technical assistance and training to the behavioral health workforce. Present work includes: Care Management, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, Motivational Interviewing, Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, and preparing the workforce for Health Care Reform. I previously  worked as Youth Treatment Project Manager for the Washington Division of Behavior Health Recovery and led a three year project sponsored by SAMHSA to assess the statewide youth substance abuse treatment system and develop a strategic plan. I have directed several youth treatment agencies, worked as a School Administrator and managed a complex multisite Tribal mental health agency. I am  currently providing training, coaching and TA to Emergency Department staff on how to administer and implement SBIRT. 

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Training for Groups
Area of practice: 
Mental Health
Organisational Change
Trainer Statement

I have been providing a range of MI trainings for the last four years and a regular student of change. I make adaptations every time I learn something new from a participant or a colleague. I have rarely presented the same material twice. My audience varies from entry level social service practitioners to advanced professionals like MD’s and PhD’s.  I strive to provide content and examples that are relevant to the audience members. I rely on participation and interaction as a central mode of teaching and always volunteers to do skill demonstrations.  I have many goals for the training but two of them are; for members to walk away with usable and understandable skills, and to feel like their time was used wisely.   

I als provide trainings on Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. 

Training Interests
MI Introduction, Advanced, Coaching, Supervision and SBIRT
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