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MI Trainer Presentation

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Peter Rives
North Carolina
United States
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About Me

My academic training is in psychology with a concentration in experimental social psychology, personality and social value orientation in interpersonal engagement.

I have spent the past 16 years working in public mental health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities services in both service provision and the development, implementation, and management of prograsms. In recent years my focus has been primarily on the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare.

Building on my passion for supporting individuals in cultivating personal wellbeing I have made a shift to assume the role of Assistant Director of Wellbeing at my alma mater, Wake Forest University. In this role I will support a community-wide effort to support individuals in cultivating wellbeing across all domains of their life with a specific focus on prevention and harm reduction related to alcohol and other drugs. 

I continue to use and teach motivation interviewing on a daily basis both in my role at Wake Forest and as a trainer/consultant.

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

I am passionate about sharing MI with people in a collaborative and participatory way. 

I believe strongly in the need for ongoing practice and feedback to strengthen MI skill and develop fluency.

I have a particular interest in the application of MI outside of the traditional clinical setting, across all domains of an organization to increase the level of compassion, collaboration and effective engagement of organizations both internally and with external partners/customers.

Training Interests
Intoduction to MI, Intermediate MI Skills, Advancing the Practice, MI for Organizations, MI for Administrators, MI in Univarsity settings
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