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MI Trainer Presentation

Business Information
Business name: 
Estonian Motivational Interviewing and Training Association
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About Me

I'm a clinical psychologist and I dissertated my PhD in psychology in the year 2015.  I work (since 2005) mostly in academic settings, also I work as a psychologist in private practice alongside the main job. Before that, I worked for five years as a psychologist in prison settings in Estonia. Originating from my clinical work my last challenge is to start using MI in groups of outpatients. I first heard about MI in 2000, but began practicing MI more systematically after 2003.

I have been MINT member since 2009. I'm also a member of the Board of Estonian Motivational Interviewing  and Training Association (nonprofit organization) which was established in year 2011. In MI, my focus has been on dissemination and evolvement of MI into Estonia in many areas, like correction, education and health care.

I have been delivering variety of trainings to correctional specialists, university lecturers and school teachers, social workers, psychologists, primary health care workers, and workers in addiction field. The length of the trainings varied from two hours workshop till 3 days of supervised training. I elaborated several courses: some introductory training programms (e.g. "Motivation of students") and train-the-trainer programm. I have carried out some MI related researches and since 2010 I'm leading the MITI adaption research group.

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

I have been delivered some workshops and co-trainings in English (e.g. in ICMI and MINT Forum). In my trainings I prefer to originate from the group and facilitate their experiences and learning process. I value MI spirit very highly and try to dispread it in all of my trainings.

Training Interests
MI in education, correction, health care, social welfare and organizations
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