Patricia JuarezTraining Director
Patricia Juárez had the honor of studying directly with Dr. William Miller while attending the University of New Mexico, to obtain a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, specializing in addictions (2001). Her skills as a trainer are also due to the excellent mentorship of Dr.Carolina Yahne. Since 2001, after her Training for New Trainers (TNT) training in Italy, Patricia joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and has remained and active member ever since. From 2002 to 2014 she conducted basic MI trainings at least once a year, in the field of addictions and health behaviors, collaborating with major universities in Mexico and with the main inpatient addictions treatment centers in Mexico, OCEANICA. In October 2008, Patricia Juárez was invited as a trainer at the TNT in the annual MINT forum in Albuquerque, NM, alongside Dr. Carolina Yahne and Dr. Steven Rosengreen. Patricia also taught MI as part of a psychological interviewing class for psychology undergraduates from 2005 to 2014, as fulfillment of one of her major goals: to keep promoting training in MI as part of undergraduate psychological training. She has also collaborated as Consultant, Trainer and Supervisor in several important research projects founded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). In September 2013, she attended an advanced MI training with Dr. Miller and Dr. Moyers as a way to enhance her familiarity with the Motivational Interviewing book 3rd edition updates. In October 2014, Patricia Juárez was invited by Dr. Carolina Yahne to present a workshop in Spanish with her, at the annual MINT Forum in Atlanta, GA. In LAHDR, her main duties include to provide trainings and supervision to help LAHDR and Community interventionists to become competent in delivering Brief Motivational Interventionists, in adherence with the most current quality standards of practice. She is also responsible for developing and updating training materials. She just presented and the 2016 MINT Forum in Montreal, Canada, and is currently preparing for a National Motivational Interviewing Training in Cuba in October 2016.