MINT UK and Ireland 2022 Committee Election Bios
Bios listed in alphabetical order by first name
I’ve worked in drug and alcohol services in Scotland and Ireland since 1990 and currently manage a drug and alcohol service in the West of Ireland. I also work as a counsellor, supervisor, and trainer and while I regularly provide training in other approaches, I’m not unlike most of you as I too got hooked on MI and find that I keep coming back to it for another fix.
I became a member of MINT in 2001, when I completed my TNT in Santa Margherita. During my time in MINT, I’ve been the Chairperson of the Reinstatement Committee for 3 years helping to reinstated ex-MINTies back into the MINT family. I’ve also presented and facilitated workshops at both MINT forums internationally and at UK/Ireland events and was a member of the Local Host Committee for the 2017 MINT Forum in Dublin.
The main reason why I do this stuff is simply because I enjoy it. MINT has lots of amazing people in it and I’ve made many great friends over the years. I haven’t found anywhere else that I can make the connections and have sort of conversations that we have. I’m currently a member of the UK & Ireland Chapter committee and would love to continue to be a part of it. Like lots of things we get hooked on, there is an element of pleasure in it, and I get that from MI. I hope my MI addiction is a benign one, but even if it’s not, I’m not ready to make a change in it just yet…
I would like to put myself forward for election to the UK and Ireland MINT.
I'm a nurse by background both a general nurse and a mental health nurse with a Masters in Continuing Education. I worked with people with drug and alcohol problems in Central London for many years both as a practitioner and a Clinical Service manager. I have been a full-time freelance trainer for the past 12 years always retaining a small clinical role, initially in GP surgeries, then alcohol liaison and currently as an EMDR practitioner. I believe it is very important to maintain a clinical role.
I was Minted in Crete in 2003, but then as a senior manager and a single parent of what were then two young children, found it hard to give much time to MINT. Since working as a trainer I have managed to keep up to date with MI developments over the years. I train predominantly in MI, which includes brief introductory courses, and a 12 day module which was accredited with the Middlesex University for 30 credits at level six. I also train in many other subjects and with an extensive range of practitioners and a multitude of different organisations. Thanks for reading this.
I have been a member of MINT since 2005, completing my TNT in Amsterdam. Following a career in academia, I am now working as a clinical psychologist. My specialist area of practice is adult physical health. I live in England, but currently work in Wales.
I have currently served two years on the MINT UK & Ireland chapter committee. I have enjoyed the process of shaping MINT UK & Ireland into the kind of chapter that members want. I would like the opportunity to be able to build on the work the current committee have started and continue to serve the chapter for the next two years.
My other relevant experience includes:
· Involvement in organising/facilitating local 'MINT' events (prior to becoming a chapter).
· Being a member of the local host committee at the 2011 MINT Forum in Sheffield.
· Three years service on the MINT Programme Planning Committee
· Responding to NICE guidelines on health behaviour change on behalf of 'MINT UK' before we became a chapter.
The personal qualities I can offer to the committee include my enthusiasm, dedication and integrity in all that I do. I am a good team player, and I pride myself in weighing up the odds to contribute to effective decision making.
I’m Fiona Holland, a Senior Lecturer in behaviour change at the University of Derby, and an MI trainer. I did my TNT in Malahide in 2017. I’ve since enjoyed training a wide variety of people (e,g, dentists, international animal welfare agents, cancer nurses, social prescribers). I’m interested in many aspects of MI, including coding and coaching to support long term practice development, and I really enjoy building MI curricula.
I would like to join as a member of the UK and Ireland MINT committee as I want to give back. I have found this group to be really important for me as a MI trainer as members have been welcoming, inspiring and productive. For many, the UK and Ireland will be their only chance to be part a community of MI practice in person, as the international forum might be out of budget to attend. I would like to work hard to support other newer MINTies and MINT enthusiasts about seeing the benefit of being a member of this group. In the committee, I’d like to focus on broadening the membership and getting others excited about MI and in working together. Recently, I’ve spearheaded a small group of MINTies who are trying to develop training videos that are more UK and Ireland-based that could be useful for all trainers, and also showcase our practice internationally. I intend to continue this work, and could combine this as part of my committee role if I were successful.
Thanks for your consideration,
Glenn Hinds is an accredited counsellor and independent training consultant trained in person centred and psychodynamic counselling, motivational interviewing and emotional intelligence (EQ).
Glenn worked as a drug therapist and senior social work practitioner in mental health and alcohol and drug services between 1990 and 2008, as well as offering 1-1 and group counselling to adult survivors of sexual abuse. He has been training multidisciplinary and multi-sector staff in Motivational Interviewing, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Interventions and Understanding and Responding to Stress and Anxiety since 1997.
Glenn was trained to offer training in ‘The Therapeutic Uses of Motivational Interviewing’ by Professor William Miller in Crete, Greece 2003 and ‘The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care’ by Professor Steve Rollnick in Portland, USA 2004. He also completed Motivational Interviewing Training Integrity (MITI) training in March 2006 and Motivational Interviewing Supervisory Training (MIST) with Professor Miller and Dr. Terri Moyers in Albuquerque, January 2007. He has completed training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and has made a research visit to University of Texas, Houston to study Group Work Interventions using The Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing.
Glenn is a MINT+ mentor and co-host with Dr Sebastial Kaplan of the Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast.
Glenn has served in several professional body committees including as a member of the National Best Practice group with British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and he previously chaired the Northern Ireland Association for Social Workers (NIASW) Voices In Best Practice Group on substance abuse. He assisted in the establishment of a voluntary coaching service for social workers in N.Ireland through BASW NI to support practitioners through the challenges at work including COVID-19 and continues to offer one to one mentoring since this group was integrated into the BASW UK wide service.
Judith Carpenter has been a motivational interviewing trainer for over 20 years and a registered dietitian for 35 years. Currently working as a Specialist Diabetes Dietitian alongside working as an MI trainer, she integrates MI into her dietetic consultations. Judith became involved in motivational interviewing (MI) in order to improve clinical care with her patients.
Judith started her own training consultancy in 2008 to concentrate on delivering motivational interviewing training and has delivered hundreds of trainings over the past decades to a variety of professionals working in healthcare, social care, and other professional groups. She has extensive experience in MI training and helping people to learn MI and is a MINT Certified Trainer [Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers] She is an active member of MINT, sat on the Board of Directors for this international organisation
from 2009-2013, organised MINT’s annual international conference from 2014-2019, and is a current committee member of the MINT UK and Ireland Chapter.
I wish to re-stand for the MINT UK and Ireland Committee as I have really appreciated and enjoyed the last 2 years of helping shape the chapter and hope for this to continue. Having been a MINT member since 2000 I have had the opportunity to serve the organisation in a number of ways, this year having the privilege to lead one of the TNT sections in Chicago. Previously I have been MINT’s event coordinator, served on the MINT Board, including as chair, and have served and chaired the PPC as well as been on other MINT committees over the years.
There remains still much to do in chapter development including getting the website fully functional, ongoing member educational meetings and potential interest groups, growing the chapter membership and being the outward face for MI across the 5 nations as well as meeting the needs of chapter members, and other workstreams.
I remain passionate about MI and am willing to continue to work as a steward on the committee if re-elected, I truly see the chapter as having the opportunity to represent Motivational Interviewing in the UK and Ireland.
I was born and grew up in Israel, but moved to London over 30 years ago. I now live and work in Brighton, England.
I am a counselling psychologist and have worked in a variety of settings including drugs and alcohol and HIV/AIDS as well as private counselling and teaching counselling.
When I lived in Israel I worked in an Israeli/Palestinian community, running groupwork of Palestinian and Israeli youth. I also worked in India and Africa training counselling and health practitioners who work with people with HIV/AIDS.
I completed my MI TNT training in South Africa in 2006. I presented workshops in MINT forums a couple of times, in Berlin in 2015 and in Montreal in 2016.
I have been a support trainer in 2013 TNT and co-trainer in 2016 TNT and a lead trainer in 2022 TNT.
At present most of my work is as a free-lance trainer and coach.
MI and MINT have been a big part of my development and growth both personally and professionally and it will be a privilege to serve and give back to a community that has become so important to me.