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Center for Strength-Based Strategies
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872 Eaton Drive
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United States
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Michael Clark, MSW, LMSW has 18 years of direct practice experience as a probation officer and a hearings Magistrate. He currently is the Director of the Center for Strength-Based Strategies located in Michigan (USA) www.buildmotivation.com. This Center is a technical assistance group for the training and dissemination of Strength-based practices. Michael has provided consultation to many agencies including the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Department of State – Mediterranean Section, the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Probation & Parole Association (APPA) and the American Correctional Association (ACA). Mr. Clark has trained groups throughout North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. 872 Eaton Drive, Mason, Michigan 48854 USA. / Phone: (00 -1* 517-244-0654)

Michael's Michigan-based Center (USA) now offers 20 Web based Courses in Motivational Intervieiwng (the "MI-20") as well as 20 companion workbooks to convene small skill-building groups that synch with each Web Course. We have mutliple blended-learning options for your group. 

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

The Michigan-based, Center for Strength-Based Strategies (www.buildmotivation.com) is a technical assistance agency that provides training and consultation for the fields of criminal justice and juvenile justice. All of the training associates for the CSBS are members of the MINT who have worked with mandated client populations. Associate trainers have extensive training resumes from agencies and organizations across the United States. Center Highlights • We have provided contractual training for the US Department of Justice, the US State Department, Health & Human Services as well as SAMHSA, CSAT, American Correctional Association (ACA), American Probation & Parole Association (APPA), the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). • Michael D. Clark, MSW, Center Director has delivered training internationally for government organizations in Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Brazil and Malta. • Our Center has been contracted as the sole-provider of Motivational Interviewing training for the American Probation & Parole Association (APPA) • Our Center Director is a coauthor of the NIC monograph June 2007) Walters, Scott T., Clark, Michael D., Gingerich, Ray & Meltzer, Melissa, “Motivating Offenders To Change: A Guide for Probation & Parole Officers” Practice Monograph, National Institute of Corrections (NIC) – US Department of Justice. NIC Accession number 022253. (Electronic/internet access at http://nicic.org/Library/022253 ) • The Center has been granted “sole source” and “expert status” by the US Federal Courts – Federal Probation District of Hawaii and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole. • Our Director gave an invited guest lecture to the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice that convened in Salvador, Brazil (2010). He also delivered a plenary address at the 1st National Summit on Motivational Interviewing in Criminal Justice in San Diego, CA (2010). • If called upon, our Center has a cadre of Motivational Interviewing coders (MITI 3.0) who can grade practice samples (via digital audio recordings) and ascertain competency skills following our trainings. Outside fo the MINT community, the Center for Strength-Based Strategies boast the most extensive client list in the United States for train-the-trainer initiatives in Motivational Interviewing. A listing of previous train-the-trainer initiatives includes: ● Los Angeles County Probation ● Wyoming Department of Corrections ●Hawaii District - Federal Probation and Pretrial Services ● Utah Department of Corrections ● Montgomery County Juvenile Court – Dayton, Ohio ● Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards ● Brazoria County – Texas, Community Corrections Department ● Bay-Arenac Community Mental Health, Bay City, Michigan ● State of Nebraska – Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center ● Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole ● South Central Behavioral Health Services – Kearney/Hastings, Nebraska ● Montgomery County Adult Community Corrections – Dayton, Ohio ● Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections ● Nueces County Community Corrections – Corpus Christi, Texas ● Texas Dep't of Criminal Justice – Community Justice Assistance Division ● Starr Commonwealth – Adolescent Residential/ Community Programming ● Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Healthcare Services – Grand Island, Nebraska ● State of Idaho, Juvenile Corrections Department ● El Paso Probation Department ● Shelby County Juvenile Court - Memphis, Tennessee ● Nashville County Juvenile Court - Nashville, Tennessee Initiatives scheduled for completion in 2011 ● State of Hawaii - Oahu Juvenile Court / Child Protective Services

Training Interests
Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child Welfare. Mandated client populations.
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