LisaMerlo's picture

MI Trainer Presentation

Clinical Psychologist
Business Information
Business name: 
University of Florida College of Medicine
Address line 1: 
Department of Psychiatry
Address line 2: 
4001 SW 13th St
Postcode/zip code: 
United States
Contact Information
Email address:

More About Me

About Me

Dr. Merlo is a licensed clinical psychologist who has completed postdoctoral fellowships in clinical child/pediatric psychology and drug abuse epidemiology and prevention. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and currently serves as Assistant Residency Program Director for Psychotherapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Merlo is active in the education of medical students, residents, and other health profession students, and provides presentations and trainings on MI for faculty and students throughout the UF Health Sciences Center. She also collaborates with faculty from other colleges and universities, as well as the Area Health Education Centers across Florida, to provide training in MI for health professions students, tobacco cessation counselors, school personnel, and other healthcare providers.

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

I was initially trained in MI in 2002 and then completed a TNT in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. Since that time, I have been involved as a therapist or trainer on multiple research trials involving MI interventions with various populations. I have also conducted trainings for a wide range of audiences (medical students/residents/physicians; social workers; psychologists and trainees; dental practitioners and trainees; nurses and nursing students; school personnel; tobacco cessation specialists; specialty treatment center staff; health department personnel; etc.). The practice of MI guides my personnel approach to psychotherapy and consultation, and also influences my teaching and research efforts.

Training Interests
Substance Use; Dental Care (including infant oral health); Tobacco Cessation; HIV; Diabetes; Eating Disorders; Children/Adolescents; Pediatric Obesity; Anxiety Disorders
Training language 1: 


Member for
7 years 3 months
Go to top