Compassionate Conversations

Motivational Interviewing is an other-centered conversation style rooted in compassion and collaboration that supports growth and change. This evidence-based approach involves an integration of interpersonal skills that increase connection, support, and empowerment. MI is currently practiced, studied, and taught in many different nations and languages and has been found to be culturally adaptable. Caitlin Barthelmes, director of the Student Wellness Center and a member of the Dialogue Project’s Steering Committee, will lead two-day MI trainings for faculty and staff this spring and summer. 

Two-Day Motivational Interviewing Training for Faculty and Staff

March 19 and 21, 2024
Life Sciences Center 201
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register by March 11
Open to Dartmouth faculty and staff

Caitlin Barthemes headshot

Student Wellness Director Caitlin Barthelmes will lead two-day trainings for faculty and staff in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing.

Barthelmes has been a member since 2012 of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, an international collective committed to promoting high-quality MI training. Her practice of MI began at Brown University in 2007, where she was involved in a vibrant research community seeking to understand the effects of MI through brief interventions in emergency departments and on college campuses, with findings published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Barthelmes later became part of the BNI-ART Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health/Boston Medical Center, which aims to translate evidence-based research into practice, particularly in health care settings.

Yale Professor Marc Brackett


Yale professor and best-selling author Marc Brackett visited campus on Jan. 26 and 27.