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Business name: 
Comprehensive Motivational Interventions
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10 Chester Court
New York
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United States
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631 8357757
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855 819 0081

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About Me

I am a Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. I have had a long-standing career interest for improving communication and outcomes in healthcare. Working in Federally Qualified Health Centers with patients with chronic illness, I first developed Brief Action Planning (BAP), to help clinicians promote patient self-care. BAP is a self-management support tool based on the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing and functions as the foundation tool for a communication system I developed called "Comprehensive Motivational Interventions" (CMI). CMI is a highly structured, evidence-informed, stepped-care application of Motivational Interviewing (and self-management support) to caregiver-patient relationships and health systems. BAP and CMI are particularly useful in general medical practice, behavioral health, chronic illness care, and the Patient Centered Medical Home.

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

I focus most of my energy into dissemination of the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing through tools and applications I have developed (with contributions from Connie Davis, Damara Gutnick, and Kathy Reims) such as Brief Action Planning (BAP) and Comprehensive Motivational Interventions (CMI) using web-based learning programs, consultation to healthcare organizations and medical schools concerning healthcare transformation and integration of MI into routine care and medical curricula. I also conduct face-to-face workshops, train-the-trainer programs, and advanced trainer programs on "teaching with role-play." I also work with a not-for-profit organization, the Centre for Comprehensive Motivational Interventions ( to bring BAP and CMI to wider audiences.

Training Interests
MI and Medicine; MI and Behavioral Medicine; Patient Centered Medical Home; Brief MI, Brief Action Planning, CMI; Online Learning of MI
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