Training

Dr. Drapkin provides Motivational Interviewing (MI) training and consultation for organizations with a need to develop and implement evidence-based practices. She designed and led the Department of Veteran Affairs National Training Program for Motivational Enhancement Therapy, a more structured version of MI, to prepare therapists to treat our nation’s veterans. She has also worked with various organizations large and small to help improve effectiveness, reduce staff burnout, and improve team cohesiveness. Currently, she is the Director of Training at Rutgers, The State University and heads up a robust training program, including an APA-accredited predoctoral internship.

Dr. Drapkin performs in-person training throughout the US. These skills are then put to practice and Dr. Drapkin performs follow-up visits, phone calls or video conferences to help the implementation of MI principles.