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Elizabeth J
Santa Ana
Associate Professor-MUSC; Research Health Scientist- Charleston, SC VAMC
Business Information
Business name: 
Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston VA Medical Center
Address line 1: 
109 Bee St.
South Carolina
Postcode/zip code: 
United States
Contact Information
Email address: 
Telephone number: 
(843) 789-7168

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About Me

Dr. Santa Ana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Addiction Sciences Division, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and a Research Health Scientist at the Charleston VA Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and completed her clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and her postdoctoral fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology through the Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center (MIRECC) at Yale University School of Medicine and West Haven VAMC, CT, respectively. Dr. Santa Ana has over 13 years in the clinical application of motivational interviewing for patients and she is an expert trainer in MI and Group MI for health care providers, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, addiction therapists, and psychiatrists. She has received federal funding as Principal Investigator on several randomized controlled trials investigating MI and group MI with Veteran and civilian populations, primarily with alcohol and poly-substance dependence, and she is published in the addiction field. Dr. Santa Ana has been an active member of the MINT (Sitges, Spain cohort) since 2009.



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

Dr. Santa Ana offers the following types of trainings in Motivational Interviewing and Group Motivational Interviewing for a broad variety of practice settings:

  • 3-Day MI or GMI workshops
  • 1-Day Introductory MI or GMI training
  • ½ day Introductory MI or GMI training
  • MI or GMI webinars
  • MI or GMI Coaching and consultation
  • Coding MI or GMI sessions with consultation
Training Interests
Group motivational interviewing, dual diagnosis, introductory training, intermediate training, advanced training, supervision, coaching, coding
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7 years 3 months
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