with Steve Berg-Smith

Two-day training workshop
Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th July 2016

We have invited one of the most experienced (and entertaining) MI trainers to run this workshop, Steve Berg-Smith, from San Francisco, U.S. It will focus on how to design and deliver group workshops and individual coaching and supervision. Participants will need a reasonably good grounding in MI as a practitioner to get the best out of this workshop. It is not intended in any way as an alternative to the training run by the MINT organization, but could be used to support someone’s application to MINT.

Steve Berg-Smith has worked as a health educator, behavior change counselor, drug & alcohol prevention specialist, and researcher for over 28 years. He currently has a private practice in San Francisco as a trainer, consultant, mentor, and health counselor. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 1994, Steven has conducted over 700 workshops throughout the US and internationally on strategies for motivating behavior change in brief clinical encounters, designed behavior change intervention protocols for several national clinical research trials, and in 2006 was selected to co-facilitate the Motivational Interviewing ‘Training for Trainers’ program in Miami, Fl. He has authored several frequently cited articles on how to use motivation-enhancing tools and strategies to support adolescents and adults in making positive lifestyle changes. Steven holds a MS in Community Health Education from the University of Oregon , and a BA in psychology from the University of Redlands .


Swalec Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR.
This is a spacious and modern facility, close to the city centre, with views over the county cricket ground and surrounding parkland.


£350 (GBP ONLY) for 2-day workshop or £600 for attendance at both Summer School workshops.
This price includes training fees, morning and afternoon refreshments, and buffet lunch on both days. This workshop is being run privately, is not associated with the any organisation or institution, and includes the cost of reusable beaded name badge holders produced by HIV-positive mothers in South Africa, see
A percentage of all profit will go to the “friends of MI” 1% Fund (see


Places will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please complete the online registration form indicating your preferred method of payment and ensure that payment is authorised as soon as possible.