Katie Slack
Motivational Interviewing Trainer - Katie Slack, MSW

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Katie Slack, MSW, MINT Member

Katie Slack, owner and Lead Trainer for MI Training Today, holds a BA in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree. Ms. Slack is a published author, has been a Guest Lecturer at SDSU and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has trained thousands of therapists, case managers, nurses, physicians, health coaches, social workers and advocates to use Motivational Interviewing with their clients to help them successfully make behavior changes in their lives.

Katie Slack has over 13 years of experience in the Social Services field. She has worked as a counselor providing therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also has experience working with adolescents aging out of foster care, persistently mentally ill adults, and adults and adolescents struggling with alcohol and drug misuse. Katie was part of the teams for three projects focused specifically on evaluating the use of Motivational Interviewing with different populations: the CASBIRT Project, providing brief alcohol and drug treatment for adults; the USC TND Project, providing drug and alcohol prevention/early intervention services for adolescents; and Project Support at Rady Children's Hospital, providing therapy to survivors of Domestic Violence who have an open Child Welfare Services case.

Katie is also passionate about working with women and helping them excel in all aspects of their lives. Twenty years ago she decided that she wanted to play a role in the empowerment of women and that dream has come full circle. MI Training Today has a special division called Workshops for Women that offers communication and personal development workshops.


Katie Slack, MSW is a co-author in Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice.
Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice book authored by Melinda Hohman and co-author Katie Slack

Motivational interviewing offers powerful tools for helping social work clients draw on their strengths to make desired changes in their lives. This reader-friendly book introduces practitioners and students to Motivational Interviewing and demonstrates how to integrate this evidence-based method into direct practice. Melinda Hohman and her associates describe innovative applications for diverse clients and practice areas,

including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, community organizing, and others. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate Motivational Interviewing skills in action with individuals and groups. The book also presents best practices for Motivational Interviewing training, teaching, and agency-wide integration.
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This title is part of the Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series, edited by Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller.

Motivational Interviewing and IPV Workgroup. (2009). Guiding as practice: Motivational interviewing and trauma-informed work with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Partner Abuse, 1(1), p. 92-104.
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Beers, T., Hohman, M., Slack, K., Sisneros, D., & Woodruff, S. Brief telephone-based interventions for clients with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. In A. Browne-Miller (Ed.). The Praeger International Collection on Addictions. Praeger-Greenwood. 2009.
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Slack, K., Hohman, M., & Stout, Dee-Dee. (2009). Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Work: A Perfect Fit?
San Diego: 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma.

Owen (maiden name), K. & Hohman, M. (2008). The Use of Motivational Interviewing with Survivors of Domestic Violence. San Diego: 13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma