Professional Development Workshop Series Presents:
Motivational Interviewing 101: Building Confidence and Hope
This workshop will provide an overview of the principles, core skills, spirit and the major tasks of motivational interviewing. Special attention will be given to building confidence and hope in clients.
Dr. Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in psychology with a Latinx psychology focus from Montclair State University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and secured post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University.
He is the 2012 President of the National Latinx Psychological Association and was recently awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association for his outstanding contributions in the field of psychology. Dr. Fuentes is also the recipient of the 2023 Society for the Teaching of Psychology Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Dr. Fuentes’ research and clinical interests are in the areas of Latinx, multicultural, and family psychology; program development; pedagogy; and motivational enhancement. He serves as a consultant to academic campuses, community-based agencies, and corporate clients, helping them center equity, diversity, and inclusion in their mission and strategic planning efforts. Dr. Fuentes is currently a professor in the psychology department at Montclair State University as well as a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York.