Findings form the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network protocol documented that one Motivational Interviewing (MI) assessment interview resulted in higher retention rates during the first four weeks of treatment when compared to assessments as usual.The MIA:STEP Blending Team designed empirically supported mentoring products to enhance the MI skills of treatment providers, as well as supervisory tools to fortify a supervisor’s ability to provide structured, focused, and effective clinical supervision. MIA:STEP introduces an effective strategy for observation-based clinical supervision, the use of which has potential to improve counselor skills beyond MI.
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"The MIA: STEP training exceeded my expectations. The richness of information presented and valuable
practicality made it worth the two days. It really
motivated me to help implement the positive changes this training helped me identify."
- Aaron K. Potratz, MA CADC I, CODA Inc.
MIA:STEP Blending Team Members
Steven L. Gallon, Ph.D. – Northwest Frontier ATTC (Blending Team Chair)
Sherry Ceperich, Ph.D. – Mid-Atlantic ATTC
Maria del Mar Garcia, MSW, MHS – Caribbean Basin & Hispanic ATTC
Denise Pyle, LPC, NCC – Mid-Atlantic ATTC
Edna Quinones, Ph.D. – Caribbean Basin & Hispanic ATTC