Faculty, Certificate Program in Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing



Daniel Mullin, PsyD, Course Director

Dan is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Integrated Primary Care and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant specializing in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. He maintains a clinical practice embedded in the Barre Family Health Center, a rural residency practice with Level 3 NCQA PCMH recognition. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and conducts research, teaches, and provides consultation related to Motivational Interviewing in healthcare settings. Dan completed his doctorate at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, his internship in Primary Care Psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He also received extensive post-graduate training in Integrated Primary Care, Quality Improvement, leadership, public health, and Motivational Interviewing.


James Anderson, PhD                                           

James is the Co-Coordinator of Behavioral Science at for the Hennepin County Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Minneapolis, MN, where he is a leader of the curriculum, teaching, and administration of behavioral science for resident physicians, and maintains a clinical practice at the Whittier Clinic. He is a licensed psychologist and has received coded feedback and coaching in MI through the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). He will become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in the Fall of 2013. James received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, AB, Canada, and a two-year Clincal Fellowship in Health Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Peter Fifield, MS, LCMHC  
Peter is the manager of behavior health services at Families First Health and Support Center in Portsmouth, NH. He holds clinical licenses in mental health and alcohol and drug counseling. Peter has been working in the field as a integrated behavioral health consultant for six years and is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has had extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and holds a master’s degree from the University of West Alabama in Counseling Psychology. Currently, Peter is working on his doctoral degree from the University of New England focusing on physician leadership in the primary care setting.

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Ali Hall, JD  
As an independent trainer and consultant in Motivational Interviewing and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Ali advises and trains agencies in Motivational Interviewing implementation. She provides training and consultation in the application of Motivational Interviewing to workplace and clinical settings, and also specializes in Motivational Interviewing applications to health, wellness, and other behavioral change. She is also a reviewer and trainer for the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices.

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Rashelle B. Hayes, PhD  
Rashelle is an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is trained as a clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral health change and health psychology within healthcare settings. She primarily works as a researcher focused on cancer prevention and tobacco control to develop and evaluate behavioral health change interventions, including motivational interviewing, to promote smoking cessation. Her research also focuses on best methods to train physicians and physicians-in-training in providing tobacco dependence treatment and counseling. Rashelle is also an Instructor for the accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training and Certification Program within the UMass Center for Tobacco Treatment Training and Research and additionally provides lectures in motivational interviewing and research ethics locally. Rashelle received her PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia in 2007, and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois and the Miriam Hospital/Brown Alpert Medical school, respectively. She has received extensive training in motivational interviewing as researcher and clinician and will become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in the fall.

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Denise Jolicoeur, MPH, CHES 
Denise is a program director in Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she teaches and manages the internationally recognized UMass Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program. She joined the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2008 and is trained in the use of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding System. Denise conducts training in motivational interviewing with a variety of participants including tobacco treatment specialists and Head Start staff. She holds a BA in Social and Rehabilitation Services, a Master of Public Health degree and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.


Joji Suzuki, MD   
Joji is currently the Medical Director of Addictions and Director of Addictions Education in the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His areas of clinical and research focus are the assessment and management of substance use disorders in medical settings, Motivational Interviewing, office-based opioid treatment, implementation of collaborative models of care, and medical education.


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