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Stephen Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, Certified MI Trainer

Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS is a storyteller, trainer, therapist, author and the  CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion- focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, women’s, co-ed, and caregiver groups. Stephen has had significant experience working with people suffering with addiction, mental illness and training staff within the Department of Mental Health.


He is also the co-founder of Agape, Inc. which supports the Men’s Resource Center of Southern Maine whose mission is to support boys, men and fathers and oppose violence and Dignity for People Using Opiates, a radical movement to change the conditions precipitating the opiate epidemic in our communities.

Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 and became a Certified MINT Trainer in 2019. He has been a MIA-STEP trainer (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Training Program) for the New England ATTC since 2007. Stephen has been MITI (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, Iceland, China, Canada, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, recovery coach specialists, criminal justice, vocational rehabilitation, and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/coaching laboratory and simulation lab and training for Motivational Interviewing.  


Stephen is the proud father of Sebastian, and co-author of  Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.


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  • “One of the best presenters and topics I’ve experienced.”


  • “This was a GREAT training. Stephen was a captivating, humble, open-minded, inspiring, ‘intelligent’ teacher!”


  • “Highly experiential makes for great trainings. Passion for the material and emphasis on the therapeutic alliance is essential and greatly appreciated.”


  • “I found Stephen’s passion and understanding of his lecture to be inspirational.”


  • “Stephen, your ability to inspire the belief this works is amazing. I know this has come to be with practice and I believe you have helped me gain the belief I can do this.”


  • “Stephen Andrew is a high point in any person’s day. His approach to MI gives me the confidence to put MI into practice and follow through. Thank you.”


  • “This was by far the most helpful training I’ve ever had.”


  • “I liked how this was a training that didn’t feel like a training. I learned so much in a completely not boring way.”


  • “This was an amazing class. I wish it was a few more days. Steve always had my attention and taught the class in a way that everyone could understand.”


  • “Fabulous training/education! Definitely beneficial and self-motivating also!”



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