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MI Trainer Presentation
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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317 George Street; Suite 105
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I'm an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. My research focuses on tobacco use and dependence, including tobacco dependence treatment development, tobacco use in smokers with psychiatric comorbidity, the relationship between smoking and task persistence/distress tolerance, and motivational interviewing as an approach to encourage smokers to make a quit attempt. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, I also train clinicians in the use of motivational interviewing.
I am active in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) where I serve on the Treatment Network’s Communications Committee and its Advisory Committee in addition to the SRNT Electronic Communications Committee. I am a Deputy Editor for the journal
Nicotine & Tobacco Research
As a clinical psychologist, I also see patients as part of our faculty practice, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group. My practice focuses on substance use, depression, anxiety, stress management, and behaviors influencing other medical conditions (e.g., exercise, diet, medication adherence). Depending on the issue, my main treatment modalities include cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI).
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I have been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2005 and enjoy conducting trainings for a large variety of audiences. I prefer to provide trainings to groups of 25 or less to maximize my ability to provide an interactive training with plenty of individual feedback. When not providing training on motivational interviewing, I am conducting research on motivational issues related to tobacco dependence at the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Substance use disorders - including tobacco; motivation to seek treatment; general health behavior changes - including wellness, MI for individuals with psychiatric illnesss.
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5 years 2 months
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