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Clinical Psychology
Business Information
Business name: 
Sobell Psychologists
Address line 1: 
12128 NW 9th Drive
Coral Springs
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United States
Contact Information
Telephone number: 
954 294-2366
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About Me

Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is the President’s Distinguished Professor at Nova Southeastern (FL). She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, including the development of the Timeline Followback. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA; Divisions 1, 3, 12, 25, 28, 50), a Fellow in the Association for for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies, a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, and is Board Certified in Behavioral  and Cognitve Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. She has given over 310 invited presentations/workshops, published over 300 articles and book chapters, serves on 9 peer-reviewed editorial boards, and authored 9 books. She is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA and of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies (ABCT). For over four decades she has been the recipient of grants from several federal agencies. In recognition of her research accomplishments, she has received several awards including the Betty Ford Award; Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Lecture Award, Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies; Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR scientists. Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA; Lifetime Achievement Award, ABCT, Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group, and the Distinguish Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology Award, Division 50 Society of Addiction Psychology), American Psychological Association.e-mail:

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

I have been an MI Trainer since 1999. I have been invited to conducted over 200 MI workshops, trainings, and talks during that time. If you are interested in arranging a possible training please email me ( letting me know what you are interested in, length of training, area of training, numbers of people to be trained, and I can get back to you. My areas of specialty have included the following • MI in Groups [recent book on this topic: Sobell, L. C., & Sobell, M. B. (2011), Group therapy with substance use disorders: A motivational cognitive-behavioral approach. New York, NY: Guilford Press;] • MI conducted as part of federal research grants • MI training for health and mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, physicians, counselors, nurses, social workers, mental health counselors) • MI used in primary care settings; mental health and addictive behaviors • MI used as part of a program of health promotion and healthy lifestyles • MI to help health care providers address smoking cessation with their patients • MI strategies and skills to prevent Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies (AEPs) • Training in brief Interventions that use motivational interviewing (e.g., Guided Self-Change) Training Language: English (materials available in Spanish).e-mail:

Training Interests
MI in Groups; Health and Mental Health Care Setiings; Addictive Behaviors, Substance Use Disorders; Foster Children; Smoking; Training materials available in Spanish
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