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Director of Training, Research Manager, and Mental Health Therapist
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MITC Training and Education
New Mexico
United States
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About Me

Alicia Shiver (she/they) is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and acting Treasurer of the organization. 

Alicia is lives in Pleasanton, California, USA, is a licensed addictions and mental health therapist, and the co-owner of MITC Training ( She has two children and enjoys spending her time hiking, rock/fossil hunting, crafting, listening to audio books and talking to others about MI!

Alicia has degrees in psychology, addictions counseling, and mental health counseling from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in clinical research, education, healthcare, corrections and community behavioral health settings as a therapist, case manager, trainer and program director. Her professional and personal interests include motivational interviewing, public health, harm reduction, neurodiversity, and community-based participatory research.

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Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Training for Groups
Area of practice: 
Criminal Justice
Mental Health
Organisational Change
Trainer Statement

Alicia Shiver is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and the co-owner of MITC Training based in Albuquerque, NM, USA. MITC was established in January 2017 and has since trained upwards of 10,000 people in motivational interviewing and other evidenced based practices.

Alicia was first introduced to MI when training as an addictions counselor in 2010-2011 and has received training, coaching and supervision from William R. Miller, Theresa Moyers, Denise Ernst, Kamilla Venner and Alyssa Forcehimes. She is proficient in coding using the MITI 4.1 and participates in numerous ongoing coding groups and community learning groups.

Alicia has been supporting others in learning MI since 2015 and is passionate about increasing accessibility to high quality training and coaching. Alicia works from a comprehensive and evidenced-based model of training that supports people in building their skillfulness in MI through direct observation, coding, coaching and feedback. In learning any complex skill, what is needed in MI training are opportunities for direct observation and feedback. Luckily, it has been shown that a few opportunities for feedback is sufficient in building and sustaining clinical skills in MI.  To provide ample opportunities and support, I provide coding and one-on-one or small group coaching after initial MI training has been complete.

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