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About the Center

The Center for Strength-Based Strategies is a research and training-consultation clearinghouse that has provided consultation on Strength-Based Practice and Motivational Interviewing to many national and governmental agencies including:

• Department of Justice (DOJ) 
• Health and Human Services (DHHS), 
• American Probation & Parole Association (APPA)
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
• American Correctional Association (ACA)
• Center for Substance Abuse Services (CSAT)
• National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

In addition, the Center for Strength-Based Strategies recently launched twenty (20) web-based courses in Motivational Interviewing. It’s been said the web can “carry brilliance or it can carry trash.” A phrase to convey the internet can obscure mediocre or second-rate work. You need to know “who” you’re accessing as someone can “read the book” and start peddling web courses. Turn to Michael D. Clark, MSW and the Center for Strength-Based Strategies for sources you can trust.

Find out more today about these exciting online courses.

About Michael D. Clark, MSW - Director

Michael Clark, MSW, LMSW is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is a certified trainer for the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change (ISTC) directed by Scott Miller, Phd and Barry Duncan, Phd. Michael has trained groups throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Micronesia.

With over 30 publications to his credit, Michael has important information to share about motivating challenging clients. The Center has associate trainers that have provided training to national audiences for juvenile justice, substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice, child welfare, education and specialty courts.