W. C. (Dub) Wright, MA, Counseling Psychology. Dub is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a LPC Texas Supervisor and a pre-approved Texas CEU Provide. He has been teaching Motivational Interviewing since 1993 when he became an advocate of MI. He was a believer in the positive strength-focused, empirically based, respectful concepts of MI and integrated the training as a key component of his training Chemical Dependency Counselors. He attended MI Trainer or Trainer classes taught by the MI founders, William (Bill) Miller and Stephen Rollinick. He has recently be a co-trainer with Bill Miller and Theresa Moyers (designer of the MITI Coding system). Dub has maintained close involvement with MI and made professional presentations to MINT members at the International MI conference in Amsterdam. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of International Trainers (MINT).
Prior to his career as a professor at a major college in Houston, Texas, he was a Adult Parole Officer for the State of Texas where he served as the first parole officer with a substance abuse caseload. He also served as a parole officer for Texas in the state prison system. He presently has his own private counseling practice and continues his activities in consulting, training and coaching in Motivational Interviewing
Dub Wright is presently the Chairman of the Greater Houston Red Cross Mental Health Disaster team (DMHS). He has worked as a Mental Health Counselor for the Red Cross at many national and local disasters involving floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. He was the lead counselor for the Columbia space shuttle disaster as well as two airplane disasters.
He served for two terms as a Trustee of his local school district of 41,000 students and also is currently President of his Civic Association and Houston Mayor’s appointee to the Houston Police Department Advisory Board.
As a trainer, he has provided training in Motivational Interviewing for:
Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselors
Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors
Health Services professionals including nurses, physicians and dietitians
His wide range of experience has served him well as a trainer and teacher
Susan B Orendac, MA: Susan has over two and a half decades of experience in the field of Community Corrections. She is a National Institute of Corrections Certified Trainer, ad National Curriculum and Training Institute Certified Trainer, and a Resource Training Officer of the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.
She been training in Motivational Interviewing for several years and this year has been invite to join the Motivational Interviewers International Network of Trainers (MINT) this September. She has been involved in coding and training coders in the MITI - the standard coding and assessment instrument of Motivational Interviewing.
Susan has extensive experience in residential treatment and advanced knowledge and training related to gender specific treatment strategies. Her background also includes experience in large conference planning and public speaking. She is a former Regional Field Coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections (Southern District), and currently holds certifications in numerous cognitive curriculums
Susan is involved in several professional organizations including Texas Corrections Association and the Texas Probation Association. Recently she was awarded “Training Officer of the Year” by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas. She maintains activity in her community and serves as a life member of St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Auxiliary. She is firmly committed to “Fight for the Cure” and raises funds for breast cancer research..
Amy E. Eichler, PhD., graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Baylor University. From there she went on to receive her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in school psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology. She is both a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) as well as a Licensed Psychologist (LP). She is presently an Associate Professor at Mary Hardin Baylor in the Psychology Department
Prior to joining Mary-Hardin Baylor, Dr. Eichler worked as a lead psychologist at Southwest Schools, a charter school system working in residential treatment centers with at-risk children of all ages. Prior to that, she was in the Dallas-Fort Worth area working with students with pervasive developmental disorders, emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, as well as working with families and school administrators. She has extensive experience in psychological testing and evaluations for children of all ages, including bilingual testing.
She has provided numerous trainings and seminars on various topics including motivational interviewing, grief, behavior tools, and parenting. Dr. Eichler has presented at Texas Psychological Association, The Texas Institute of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, various school districts, and has been a Guest Lecturer at Texas Women’s University.
Dr. Eichler has participated in research involving ADHD, child sexual abuse, and play therapy. She has practical experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, and individual and family therapy.
Amy has been utilizing Motivational Interviewing for several years in her private practice as well as training MI. She completed her Motivational Interviewing training in a class conducted by Steven Rollinik, Theresa Moyers and Bill Miller.