Things I love: My husband, my kids, and my students. Podcasts, puzzles and popcorn. Motivational Interviewing and research methods. Working with new clients to address the challenges that MI can alleviate. Developing outcome measures and designing studies to help show return on investment.
Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California.
M.S.W. from Boston University.
Lecturer in the California State University system since 2011
Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2005
Published author of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on MI.
Creator of the MI Companion, a unique online skill practice tool.
Consultant on the development & supervision of controlled studies of MI. Consultant to agencies on creating a sustainable MI culture.
Antelope Valley Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA)
California State University Institute for Palliative Care
Child Abuse Prevention Center
District of Hawaii Pre Trial Services
Exceptional Family Resource Center, San Diego
Helix Charter High School, La Mesa, CA
Kasier Permanente Center for Healthy Living
LA City Attorney's Neighborhood Justice Program
Los Angeles County Department of Probation
Los Angeles, LGBT Center
North Los Angeles Regional Center
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Westside Regional Center
"Liz was amazing. She was great at getting us to engage with each other and practice the skills that would help us in our job." -- Marissa L.
MI is not easy, however, it has absolutely improved my listening skills and communication skills. Thank you Liz for providing this course and your feedback. -- Joanna V.
"MI takes work and sometimes it doesn't feel natural. This is a skill I will continue to work on as a provider! Thank you, Liz, for all the tools you provided through this course." -- Joe T.