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MI Trainer Presentation

Director of Training, t3
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Center for Social Innovation (Needham, MA)
United States
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About Me

Greetings! I live in Seattle, WA and have worked in the health, behavioral health, and homelessness/housing arena for the past 30+ years. I am the director of training for t3 (think. teach. transform.), the Center for Social Innovation's training institute dedicated to improving care to marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on equipping the human services workforce in applying best practices and deepening the impact of their work. I develop curricula and provide training nationally and abroad on topics including motivational interviewing, supervision, outreach and engagement, tenancy support, trauma-informed care, and renewal for care providers. I have an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College in Indiana. I find joy in reading, music, being in nature, family and friends, travel, soccer, scrabble, tasty brewed beverages, and embracing that which is life-giving.

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

In the early 1980s I "stumbled" into working as a social worker with people experiencing homelessness and living with co-occurring health and behavioral health challenges. I subsequently came to see this work as my calling. In becoming acquainted with motivational interviewing in the early 1990s, I found that it resonated deeply with my core values and who I wanted to be in the world. Over the years, I believe MI has transformed me as person and practitioner, allowing me to make a positive difference in the lives of many I've been able to accompany. In 2000, I stepped away from direct services and stepped into developing curricula and providing training in MI and other topics around the U.S. and abroad. I facilitate both onsite and online training in MI as well as provide coaching and consultation to help organizations implement and sustain the practice of MI. I find it a privilege to help equip others in the art and skill of MI, and am grateful to Bill and Steve, the MINT community, and others who continue to teach me how to help others learn. 

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