Motivational Interviewing: Open Practice

Thursday, December 9th
9 – 10am
Online / Zoom
Free Training

Friday, January 14th
12 – 1pm
Online / Zoom
Free Training

Training Description: Join Melissa Story and Danielle Sessler from Recovery Vermont for an open Motivational Interviewing practice session. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. During this one-hour training, we will have brief instruction to brush up on skills, and then spend the majority of the time in pairs practicing. 

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

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Open to public

About the Trainers

Melissa Story (she, her, hers) is a person in recovery and a fierce advocate for the reduction of the stigma associated with substance use disorder.  Melissa first discovered Recovery Vermont when she attended the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy in 2017.  For years prior to the Academy, Melissa had her own business as a Wellness Coach, specializing in disordered eating. She felt called to change the course of her career after witnessing the power of Recovery Coaching, and has been a recovery coach ever since! As Chief Operating Officer and Director of Training, she works to help educate, engage and provide leadership opportunities for Vermont’s Recovery Workforce. Out of the office, you will find Melissa dancing to live music, studying astrology, and seeking adventure.

Danielle Sessler (she, her, hers) has been working with Recovery Vermont since 2019. Danielle comes from a background of marketing and working alongside mission-driven nonprofits. She moved to Vermont from New York City in 2017, where she worked in video production, producing commercials and social videos. As the Vice President and Director of Communications, Danielle is inspired by her work with the recovery community and feels honored to help get the message out about the power of recovery to Vermonters.  


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263