Extensive experience developing and facilitating Motivational Interviewing [MI] training in public health settings. Trained beginning and intermediate level MI, provide coaching and facilitation of small group skill-acquisition sessions focused on MI integration. Provide support to MI coaches/mentors in North carolina Medicaid case management system and developing MI practice standards.In addition to training delivery, have created training curricula and provided training-of-trainers in MI. Member Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers[MINT].
Training | Curriculum Development | Coaching/Mentoring Coaches | Quality Improvement | Program Implementation
"Jim’s skill as a trainer made the MI content accessible and helped our trainers feel more confident in their training ability. Jim’s knowledge of training techniques and willingness to share gave our trainers practical training tools they began to incorporate immediately after the training. And what fun!”
SARAH KAPASTOSY Texas HIV Connection
“In supporting our MI coaches, Jim has been a huge asset to our program. His knowledge of MI and the applications in health care have made his work relevant and enhanced our Champion's understanding. More importantly, his ability to model compassion and enthusiasm make his coaching sessions meaningful and enhance our Champion’s capacity to move the ‘Spirit’ of MI forward in out Networks.”
AMELIA MAHAN Continuing Care of North Carolina
“In training our health coaches, Jim’s training style was the perfect match. His flexibility and sensitivity to the stressors associated with telephonic health coaching was fantastic. He understands and models adult learning principles as well as anyone I’ve ever seen. He is deeply respected and respectful; my staff loved working with Jim!”
ROBIN SWIFT Duke Univeristy
More than 30 years experience creating custom-designed training on a wide range of public health/mental health topics. Ongoing clients include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, National Minority AID Council N.C. Evidence-Based Practice Center, Emory University, and state and local health departments throughout the U.S.
Since 1989, have provided a wide range of facilitation service to academic,governmental and community-based organizations. Services include strategic planning , board/staff retreats , community fora, and external stakeholder consultations. Previous consultations include needs assessment,program planning, background research in
Extensive experience developing and facilitating Motivational Interviewing [MI] training in public health settings.Trained beginning and intermediate level MI, provide coaching and facilitation of small group skill-acquisition sessions focused on MI integration.Provide support to MI coaches/mentors in North Carolina Medicaid case