Scheduling Your Simulated Client Session

Click on the button below to schedule a half-hour telephone session with one of our trained simulated client actors.

You will be able to search the calendar for available dates and times that work with your schedule.

You can also filter by team member if you have found a rapport with a simulated client and would like to schedule another session with them. 

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Kym Dakin

Kym Dakin, M.Ed,  has been working as a Simulated Client with HETI since 2015.  She develops a variety of customized cases for MI practice so that the practitioner has a productive, highly engaged and realistic practice session. Additionally, Kym has been a part of the Standardized Patient program at Maine Medical Center, a collaborative effort through Tufts and Maine Med, for four years, teaching medical residents to partner more effectively, and communicate more productively with patients. She is the Founding Director of Voice Into Learning, LLC., specializing in team experience design, as well as a founding member of  the true story improvisational theatre company - Portland Playback.

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Rodney Mashia

Rodney C. Mashia is a consultant, trainer, workshop leader, author and musician based in Portland, Maine. He is a former staff member of Spring Hill of Ashby, where he facilitated the Opening the Heart workshops, and for 20 years has staffed Kindred Spirits, a summer camp for adults at Rowe Camp and Conference Center. He is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) trained multicultural consultant and trainer. He is the author and developer of Men’s Healing, An Online Course for Men. As a musician, Rodney has been touching hearts for four decades with his soulful music, and has entertained many groups with his original lyrics, vocal interpretations, guitar, and flute.

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Rob Neal

Rob Neal has worked as an OD Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Writer, for over thirty years. Prior to that he worked as a Family Therapist for twelve years. He has extensive experience in the business and non-profit sectors and has specialized in developing leaders and helping individuals and teams reach their highest level of potential and ability throughout his career. 

He has published over fifteen articles and opinion pieces, one book of humor,  and made numerous presentations on a variety of business, community, and family issues. He also now works in the Standardized Patient training program with Med Students and Doctors to help them develop better communication skills. 

He earned a Masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors degree in Counseling and Youth Services from SUNY Empire State College. 

A native of Atlanta, he has lived in Maine since 1988 and has three adult children, and three grandsons.

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Our Simulated Client Team

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Lisabeth Bennett

Beth learned MI just the way that you are doing it. She felt the nerves of facing a recorded conversation. Despite the butterflies, the coding she received turned out to be the single most impactful skill building activity, taking her MI to the next level.  She is an experienced MI trainer and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), developing and facilitating training for a wide variety of medical, behavioral health and social service agencies nationwide. She brings real-world, boots-on-the-ground experience to her work with you as a simulated client and will do everything she can to support you as you take your skills to the next level, too.

With a clinical background in health coaching, she holds both National Board Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching and the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.  Before joining her current employer as Director of Training in 2017, Beth conducted over 8,000 health management sessions as a bilingual health coach and developed MI training for a team of 14,000 clinicians. Beth has been lucky to live and work in Asia and Latin America and loves art, architecture, animals, languages and travel.

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Molly Hunt

Molly Hunt is an intern at InnerEdge Counseling, supervised by Stephen Andrew. She will complete her graduate studies at Lesley University in Spring '22 in Licensed Clinical Counseling specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy. Molly is employed part time as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at Mobile Crisis Response Services through the Opportunity Alliance. Her background is in social work and mental health, including jobs such as case manager, political community organizer (Human Rights Campaign field manager; Maine People's Alliance), personal support specialist, substitute teacher, vocational educator, and residential home supervising technician. Molly is a Maine native currently living in Portland, ME. She attended UMaine in Orono for study of Sociology with a concentration in Race, Class, and Gender, double minoring in Psychology and Music. Outside of school and work, Molly enjoys drinking tea and coffee, daily creative practices of meditation, yoga (completed 200hr certification in 2018), intuitive movement/dance, making music, spending time with her cat, and watching movies.