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Cecilia has conducted over 60 Motivational Interviewing training events, from guest lectures, university faculty/staff brief trainings and talks, to one, two and three day trainings. She consistently receives positive feedback from her training participants; many of her introductory training participants return to one of her advanced level trainings. Cecilia provided tailored trainings to the George Washington University Counseling Center, The College of Charleston, a local Harrisonburg Counseling Center, and Virginia State Universities Prevention and Intervention faculty/staff. In addition she has conducted national MI trainings on several occasions for social workers, psychologist, psychiatrists, counselors, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, professors, parole officers, community services board staff, health educators, and dietitians. Cecilia has also presented at APPLE Conferences for the University of Virginia Center for Alcohol and Substance Education both in Charlottesville, VA and Phoenix, AZ, and at an Alcohol Beverage Control Conference in Virginia. Cecilia has been trained to provide MI supervision and is Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) trained. As a consultant she reviews recorded sessions, codes MI work, and provides regular feedback concerning progress and growth areas using MI. Cecilia started her MI career working at the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV) for the Department of Addiction Psychiatry as a clinical graduate research assistant providing MI to HIV substance abusing clients and participated in research studies for smoking cessation and HIV medication adherence. Cecilia has been providing MI interventions for the past ten years and particular likes to work with resistant clients and those who feel stuck. She has taught a class on Substance Abuse Interventions with Diverse Populations, as well as a Practicum Counseling Class at JMU. She has been an active member of MINT since 2006. Cecilia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the substance abuse and mental health field since 2002. Cecilia's work in a university counseling center in Virginia included providing brief interventions for substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, and PTSD and conducted group therapy. Cecilia provided consultation to Faculty Counseling Center clinicians, teaching faculty, and Judicial Affairs and Health Center staff. In addition Cecilia provided clinical supervising and consulting to graduate counseling and pre-doctoral students who worked with substance abusing clients. After 5 years in a university setting Cecilia has moved to working as a psychotherapist in her own private practice in Virginia, and recently moved to Germany and opened her private practice in Munich (for more information please visit: www.therapymunich.de).

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Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
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Mental Health
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