Motivational Interviewing Master Coaching Session

Many staff and workers learn Motivational Interviewing spirit and techniques more effectively via a coaching model than through traditional teaching.

Participants will receive one-on-one real-time coaching from a Master Coach during a live 20 minute guided conversation with a simulated client/patient about a targeted, predetermined desired behavior change. After the conversation, they will then engage with the Master Coach in self-feedback.


The Master Coach, with the participant’s permission, will provide MI consistent verbal and written feedback, and will collaborate on the development of a Motivational Interviewing learning plan, including the next step for the participant to move forward in their Motivational Interviewing learning journey.

Conversations will be audio recorded, and a copy of the recording will be provided to the participant along with the feedback from the Master Coach.


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Doreen Alling

Doreen is currently an MSW intern in her final semester and at HETI where she has been working to incorporate an client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change into her work. She began working with Stephen Andrew in the summer of 2019 when she took Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a clinical elective at the University of Southern Maine. During her foundation year internship working with women with eating disorders in a residential setting, she also completed a year-long group practicum with Stephen. This was the beginning of incorporating the spirit of MI into her life-long passion of bringing compassionate conversation to her work with people with eating disorders and with those who care for them. Doreen is a life-long learner and is working closely with Stephen through coaching, supervision, and practicing individual conversations with people in this final semester of her clinical internship. It is her passion to learn and later bring the healing of MI to people with eating disorders directly and to them through their careers.

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Jill Findley

Jill Findley, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist, licensed physical therapist, certified yoga teacher, and team member for the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI). She has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2019 and  is honored to be part of HETI's coding team. Jill is passionate about Motivational Interviewing and is a dedicated learner, compassionate instructor, and excellent listener.  
Jill has taught both Research Methods and Biostatistics at the graduate level. Her research interests include meta-analysis, psychometrics, biofeedback, and motivational interviewing in healthcare interventions.  
She has worked with people with a variety of illnesses and conditions such as those with amputations, autism, chronic pain, developmental disabilities, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries in addition to those in post-surgical recovery. Her work experience spans hospitals – including the Veterans Administration Medical Center, clinics, home care, schools, and universities.  
Jill earned her B.A. in psychology from Boston College (Magna Cum Laude), her M.S. in physical therapy from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the City University of New York.

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