Practice of Coaching & Supervision

In Motivational Interviewing Including MIA:STEP

October 7 & 8, 2019 - Westbrook, Maine

Stephen Andrew will be leading this training, sponsored by CCSME, the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine.


This two-day training will include effective methods of supervising workers and provide an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating effective interventions with workers in motivating them to grow in skill and work with our most "challenging" clients. The experience of parallel process using Motivational Interviewing in supervision and coaching staff in using the spirit, structure and skills will be illustrated using case presentations and interactive exercises. This course best defined as a worker centered guiding method for enhancing the intrinsic motivation within the worker by helping them to explore their counter transference and while using Motivational Interviewing as a client centered, evidence based model of treatment with clients in ambivalence.

The Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP) package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors and other clinicians in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. During the NIDA clinical trials research the MI assessment protocol improved both client attendance and retention during the first four weeks of outpatient care. The researchers also discovered that the development and maintenance of MI skills was a challenge for the counselors engaged in the study. Participating in workshop training was not sufficient preparation. On going feedback and mentoring were needed in order for most counselors to use MI skillfully. This package of products is meant to be used in the context of clinical supervision or mentoring. Use of these tools can help enhance both counselor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.

  • “Excellent training- I definitely learned so much and relearned so much which I didn't even know I had forgotten. I came out of it with a new sense of enthusiasm.”


  • “Well presented and interesting. Effective teaching method/style. Knowledgeable with material and patient.”


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

For more information about and to register for this training,
please see the CCSME website here.


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