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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Director of Field Education, Lecturer
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School of Social Welfare
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University of California, Berkeley
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United States
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About Me

Currently, I am a lecturer and the Director of Field Education at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare (2005-present).  I teach a skills-based, semester-long course in motivational interviewing during which MSW students complete three audiotaped samples that are coded using the MITI (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Scale).

Prior to this appointment, I was the Clinical Social Work Supervisor at the UCSF Trauma Recovery and Rape Treatment Center (1999-2005) and the Director of Client and Advocacy Services at Community United Against Violence (1991-1991).

I attended the Training for New Trainers in San Diego, California, United States in 2010.

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Trainer Statement

I enjoy working with systems of care to help them learn, adapt, and practice with fidelity.  I am a creative trainer who uses multiple modalities (visual, audio, kinesthetic, cognitive, and emotional) to engage the audience and promote proficiency.  I have worked with large systems of care over several year periods to implement motivational interviewing including large introductory trainings, trainings for supervisors, advanced level trainings, and then coaching circles including live supervision or audiotaped submissions which are coded for proficiency using  the integrity scale  (MITI).

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Training Interests
Paraprofessional counselors; case managers; mental health and health; social workers; child welfare systems;trauma-informed care; LGBTQ populations; beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels; coaching with structured feedback from the MITI.
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7 years 3 months
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