Ms. Jennifer D. Luther is an advisor, author and master trainer of research-based practices in behavioral change. She has extensive experience directing agency-level applications of research-into-practice. In addition, she has been designing, and implementing these approaches across the US and abroad. Her informed perspective provides agency members an opportunity to think deeply about operational initiatives and thus make more informed decisions. She has focused her work on the integration of cognitive-behavioral interventions and Motivational Interviewing, and published several articles on this topic. She works from a holistic perspective of program assessment and organizational change with genuine interest in helping agencies achieve their highest success. She has been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2007, serving in various volunteer capacities throughout her membership. She founded the MINT, Planned Learning Unified System (PLUS/+) professional mentoring program in 2013. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Behavior Change Consulting. Ms. Luther is passionate about our individual and collective abilities to facilitate pro-social change.
Mr. Maurice Bulls M.Ed., serves as a trainer, program developer and MI coach. He is an active member in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. His current focus is on adapting MI to map on to the language of minority clients and staff. Mr. Bull’s graduate work focused on cooperative learning, an evidence-based system for teaching students in small group settings, using highly specified instructional strategies to encourage students to work together in teams towards a common goal while helping each other learn. He has expanded our MI workshops to incorporate these strategies as well as fun, interactive training activities. In addition, Mr. Bulls has over 22 years of experience in inner city school settings. Mr. Bulls has been involved in manual development for new interventions. He is the developer and founder of the BCC Flex program, which integrates MI with skills training and physical activity with promising resu
Lisa Todd earned a master’s degree is in clinical behavioral psychology with a focus on health care from Eastern Michigan University in 2007, and a juris doctor from Wayne State University in 2015. She is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Since 2007, she has worked full-time in the behavioral health field, focusing on chronic disease management (e.g., diabetes, asthma, obesity). Her work has included treatment adherence, behavior management, health/social services access, IEP meetings, substance use, delinquent youth, and interpersonal conflict. She has experience working with low-income urban families, physicians and specialty care providers, nurses, dietitians, social workers, teachers, and other key players in family and community systems. She has supervised community health workers in the delivery of an MI-based intervention for obese urban adolescents and their primary caregivers. She has also assisted with writing treatment manuals and training materials for three MI-based interventions for adolescents with chronic illnesses (obesity, diabetes, and asthma). She co-authored Oral-Digital Habits of Childhood: Thumb Sucking, a book chapter in the Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (2006).