David Prescott, LICSW, Director of Professional Development & Clinical Assurance for the Becket Family of Services, visited MVTC on December 3rd for a two-hour training session with MVTC’s Clinical and Residential staff members.  David is a recognized expert in Motivational Interviewing, and visits MVTC regularly to offer professional development opportunities to our staff.

David has nearly thirty years of experience in the clinical field.  His professional interests focus on motivational enhancement, developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships, and assessing treatment progress.  David has published articles on risk assessment, interviewing, and providing residential treatment to youth, and has presented on these topics around North America and in Europe.  David is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization devoted to a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.