Chris Guild, OMC’s training manager was recently accepted to the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Training of New Trainers Workshop this fall in Montreal Canada. This is a rigorous process in which the applicant must submit a thorough application as well as audio recorded work samples for approval. This workshop only happens once a year and Chris was one of only 156 accepted worldwide.

By completing the workshop Chris will gain admittance to the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) is an international organization of trainers in motivational interviewing committed to promoting good practice in the use, research and training of motivational interviewing. MINT supports the continuing learning and skillfulness of its members through meetings, open sharing of resources, communication, publications, and shared practice opportunities. Rather than seeking to limit or control the practice and training of motivational interviewing, MINT promotes quality applications of motivational interviewing across cultures, languages, and contexts. The trainers come from diverse backgrounds and apply MI in a variety of settings. Their central interest is to improve the quality and effectiveness of counseling and consultations with clients about behavior change. Started in 1997 by a small group of trainers trained by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick (founders of MI), the organization has since grown to represent 35 countries and more than 20 different languages.