SamanthaKettle

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MI Trainer Presentation

Dr
Samantha
Kettle
Psychologist
Business Information
Business name: 
VA Northern California Health Care System
Town/City: 
Sacramento
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Email address: 
samantha.kettle@gmail.com
Telephone number: 
9196068949

More About Me

About Me

I am a psychologist currently working with veterans in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration clinic within the VA Northerna California Health Care System. For seven years, I treated veterans with substance use, mental health, and co-morbid medical conditions at VAs in Durham, NC and Portland, OR. I also served as a consultant for the national VA training of Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Issues. In addition, I worked in community mental health agencies and worked with clients from diverse backgrounds presenting with a wide variety of clinical presentations. The common theme of my work is helping people make effective transitions and move toward optimal wellness. I also have an interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Multiculturalism, and Recovery-based care. Motivational Interviewing is a natural fit with these approaches and useful in my daily work.

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Supervision
Coaching
Training for Groups
Area of practice: 
Health
Addiction
Mental Health
Trainer Statement

I have found Motivational Interviewing to be very helpful in my own clinical work, and I greatly enjoy training others in using this approach. Seeing others grasp and learn the concepts is a rewarding benefit of training others in MI. During trainings, I focus on helping people find skills and approaches that could be most useful in their specific work setting. MI involves the flexibility to meet clients where they are at, and I bring this spirit to my approach in the training environment in order to model this approach for trainees. I enjoy collaborating with individuals, groups, and organizations and I'm interested in helping others find novel ways to incorporate MI to improve patient/client outcomes.

Training Interests
Training language 1: 
English

History

Member for
3 years 1 month
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