Stéphanie Wahab PhD, MSW offers highly customized services to meet the needs of the individual, agency, or grant.

  • Individual consultation
  • On site agency tailored training
  • MI coaching and supervision (individual or agency wide)
  • Brief and keynote presentations
  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced MI training
  • Research design, consultation, and evaluation
  • Coding [trained by Denise Ernst, PhD MITI 4.1]
  • Remote/online MI workshops and training

Dr. Wahab is committed to creating inclusive and accessible learning environments for those who participate in her trainings and workshops. Her experience working and teaching in and around a number of social movements for over two decades positions her well to work with groups and agencies to customize the teaching and learning of MI to meet the needs of the individual, agency, or grant.

Click here for Dr. Wahab’s CV to learn more about her work and background in MI.

Click here for her profile at Portland State University, where she has served on the faculty since 2005.

“As a seasoned LCSW, I found myself totally immersed in Stéphanie’s masterful grasp of MI and her incredibly engaging teaching/coaching style. While familiar with MI prior to the two-day workshop, I thoroughly benefited from the theoretical deep dive and many opportunities for role-playing and guided practice. The diverse, multi-disciplinary group of attendees provided for a rich learning experience. I came away from Stéphanie’s workshop with strengthened skills and motivated to use more MI in my daily practice with clients.”

Susan Jepson-DeResta LCSW, MSW

Student Support Specialist

“I am an internist and am frequently faced with patients who have medical issues that can be improved by making changes, big or small. I have recognized that Motivational Interviewing is a useful tool since I first took a class over 10 years ago. I have also pursued opportunities for learning more about it at conferences. I didn’t feel like I had a handle on it until I went to Stéphanie’s 2 day training. She is a skilled teacher and clearly an expert in Motivational Interviewing.

Now I elicit change talk instead of telling people what they need to do and I actually enjoy the interactions more, and I have seen more success amongst my patients. Stéphanie’s class was well worth my time and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who engages in patient care.”

Jodi Ready, MD, FACP

“Our agency supported Stéphanie to come and do a two-day training and it was so well received that we are bringing her back 2 more times.  We had medical providers, behavioral health therapists, and community health workers all training together and Stéphanie was able to meet all their needs and the group loved the diversity.  Participants stated that they felt the positive impact of the training in their work.”

Suzanne Cross, MPH, CHW

Sr. Project Manager, Columbia Gorge Health Council