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MI Trainer Presentation

Business Information
Business name: 
Alma Institute
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2821 N. 4th St.
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United States
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About Me

I have had the opportunity to work in service to youth and adults in a variety of settings - residential treatment, schools, criminal justice, and outpatient AODA treatment.  I am proud to have served in some incredible programs as a line staff, manager, administrator, and trainer.  I am the co-fournder of the Alma Institute which focuses on small and large scale implmentations of Motviational Interviewing and aligned practices such as Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Humility.  I never get enough time to ride my bicycle as much as I’d like, my son regularly convenes rock concerts at my house (which is not rock concerted sized), my daughter is a delightful baker (which is why I need to ride my bicycle more than not), and my wife is by day a psychologist and by night a Body Attack instructor.

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


My primary interest in training is to create cultures of service that support a strength based approach.  Since 2009, I have shared MI with thousands of professionals in health care, criminal justice, education, behavioral health, and addictions.  Service providers in my trainings have a variety of educational backgrounds and service roles (youth mentors, teachers, security, public defenders, clinicians ...) which I find enriches everyone's experience and exploration.  I provide tailored trainings to community based organizations and large systems.  I regularly provide guidance on implementations with fidelity - including ongoing support and coaching utilzing the most recent version of the MITI (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity).  My goal is to empower entities and individuals to sustain their learning beyond the training room.   Clients include state wide systems entities, large nonprofits, and intimate programs.  My experience as a direct service provider, manager, and agency administrator allow me to be responsive to the realities of learning MI while still getting the work done.  I approach learner ambivalence about embracing MI as an opportunity to model and a natural response to embracing a new approach.  To learn more visit our website:

Training Interests
Behavioral Health, Corrections, Education, Community Based Service Organizations, Youth Services, Addictions, Systems Implementations.
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