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MI Trainer Presentation

Business Information
Fort Lauderdale
United States
Contact Information
Email address:
Telephone number: 
(954) 262-5734
Mobile number: 
(334) 332-5769

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About Me

Melanie Iarussi is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She routinely publishes and presents on MI, including on MI training and learning and its use with CBT. As a clinician, Dr. Iarussi has used MI and MI+CBT in various settings including substance use treatment, college counseling centers, and a domestic violence shelter.  She wrote the book Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice that was published in 2020.

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

I believe it is a privilege to provide MI training for professionals who serve our communities. I became a MINT member in 2008, and I continue to be humbled to enter agencies that provide services for those who are often marginalized in society, and to guide professionals to learn and implement MI into their practice to promote positive change. I have been privileged to develop and implement 400 hours of MI training workshops for a variety of agencies. My trainings have included work with professionals in correctional settings (probation and parole; department of corrections), mental health and substance use providers, peer specialists, rehabilitation service providers (IPS program), child protection and foster care service providers, and higher education (college counselors, residence life, and health care professionals). In addition to providing MI trainings, I have engaged in various speaking opportunities to share information about MI and its applications at national, regional, state, and local conferences and programs. I believe in the power of MI to encourage positive change, and I work to adapt my trainings to best meet the needs of the agency, professionals, and clients served. It would be my pleasure to discuss your training needs. Office: (954) 262-5734  Email:

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