Casey has worked in Behavioral health for over 30 years and is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is the lead author of the Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA), and has provided over 2000 trainings on Motivational Interviewing and system change to organizations and professionals in healthcare, mental health, addictions, corrections, local and state government. law enforcement, probation, employment services, family services, child welfare and schools/universities.
John Gilbert, MS, RD, CCP, RHC-III, ACSM-CEP®
· John’s passion for finding the most credible, and evidence-based, efficient & effective approaches for helping people led him to Motivational Interviewing (particularly due to its best-practice status in the behavior change science after being introduced to Self-Determination Theory through his educational path). For the last 10 years, John's utilized MI in clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, and social work settings. In that decade, he’s been empowering organizations’ self-sufficiency and sustainability of evidence-based implementation and outcome improvements through his training of MI coding and coaching with fidelity to people within these organizations. To accomplish this fidelity, he has utilized, and provided multiple trainings on, the tool known as the MI Treatment Integrity (MITI) manual. Now he trains on, and coaches with, the latest MI fidelity tool he co-authored, known as the MI Competency Assessment (MICA) tool. As a co-author on a team of highly experienced and credible authors for the MICA, and as someone who has coded and coached around 2,500 MI sessions, John is intimately attune to nuances with MI that are commonly missed in usual MI training and feedback. Thanks in large part to his mentor in MI, Casey Jackson, he continues to receive testimonials that the MI training or MICA tool training, is a helpful and unique approach and perspective with MI. This is to such an extent that the Institute’s approach to MI and the MICA tool was recently called, the current “Avant Garde” of MI when providing a MICA and Advanced MI training in Wroclaw, Poland.
· John’s career focus has been, and continues to be, on improving others' quality of life, particularly through physical health and mental health, while improving efficiency and effectiveness for professionals wanting to contribute to others’ lives. Be it training healthcare, or social work, behavioral health, or corrections professionals, John continues to focus on the evidence of MI, incorporating it into training, one-on-one coaching, and systems implementation.