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Trainer Biography

Rosemarie Campos Sachs, MS, MFT 45119, member of MINT

Rosemarie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and has been working with kids, families and individuals since 2000.  In addition, Rosemarie earned a Masters of Arts in education with an emphasis on multicultural counseling.  She has been providing behavioral health services to children, adolescents, families and adults since 1997 and is an approved AAMFT clinical supervisor since 2014.  In 2003, Rosemarie learned MI as a research associate testing the effectiveness of MI to reduce high risk sexual behavior with people who actively use methamphetamine and since then Rosemarie has utilized MI to address any behavior change including treatment engagement or any decision-making process.

After attending the Train the Trainer (TNT) series in 2009 offered by the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in Sitges, Spain, Rosemarie has been able to inspire, teach and coach many other professionals in various systems.  Coaching provided by Rosemarie includes coding of audio work samples utilizing the MITI 4.1and personalized feedback.  Rosemarie has trained 100s of professionals from diverse backgrounds such as nurses, case managers, care coordinators, social workers, peer specialists, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, managers, marriage and family therapists, speech therapists, former foster youth and foster care parents seeking to understand and proficiently use Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Rosemarie offers MI introduction courses, intermediate skills trainings, coaching and MI informed supervision.

With a core value of collaboration, Rosemarie hopes to assist behavioral health systems and individual professionals in their quest in becoming effective in the context in which they work.

MI is registered with SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and with The California Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based (CEBC) Practices for Child Welfare Services.  According to CEBC, “Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. The operational assumption in MI is that ambivalent attitudes or lack of resolve is the primary obstacle to behavioral change, so that the examination and resolution of ambivalence becomes its key goal. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviors related to alcohol and substance abuse as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence, and mental health issues.”

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