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Motivational Interviewing Bio

Debra works with individuals and agencies to equip, enhance, and ready self motivated, positive change
in populations they serve. She has passion, enthusiasm, and highly specialized training in her work with
Motivational Interviewing as a highly recognized evidence based practice.
Teaching, training, coaching, and MI consulting across corporate, health, behavioral health, corrections,
and educational sectors is a viable part of Debra’s work.

·Trained in 2002 in a MI workshop by William Miller, MI Founder/Author

·Trained in 2005 as a MIA: STEP Trainer (Motivational Interviewing Protocol for
Supervisors to Coach, Mentor, and Supervise for MI Proficiency)

·Trained in 2008 as a MI Trainer by William Miller

·Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), the international body of
recognized Motivational Interviewing Trainers since 2008

·MI Trainer 2008 to present

·MI practitioner since 2002 in private practice, EAP clients, and military/families work.

Debra organizations leverage motivational enhancement strategies to boost learning transfer and “take back”
application in her training and coaching programs.
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