Improving Human Service Delivery Since 1992


Expertise in engaging clients and staff

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Bob Jope, LMHC is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  He teaches Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an adjunct faculty member at several educational institutions (Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Rivier University); he also consults regularly with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and has worked as a Motivational Interviewing trainer at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Bob trains large and small groups, and provides individual supervision in the method as a coder for an internationally-recognized MI coding agency.

Holding a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Bob has worked in the mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse fields for the past twenty years.  He was originally trained in Motivational Interviewing by Alan Lyme in 2007, and has since trained with Ali Hall and Stephen Andrew.  Bob has also developed and taught numerous program-specific MI training applications, and has trained thousands of people in basic, intermediate, and advanced motivational interviewing.


Mission Statement

Jope Consulting Services exists to enhance the compassion and efficacy of service delivery in the helping professions by identifying and promulgating evidence-based practices which are collaborative, trauma-informed, and supportive of personal autonomy.

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We realize that your program has limited resources to meet your training requirements. That’s why we offer free telephone consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.



About Motivational Interviewing:

First described in 1983 in a seminal article by William R. Miller, Motivational Interviewing has become de rigueur in the field of substance abuse treatment, and is rapidly expanding into the mental health and health care fields.  Known for its effectiveness with populations and problems usually considered “resistant” or difficult to treat, Motivational Interviewing has proved its value in study after study, and has earned its place as a Best Practices model.

Motivational Interviewing is effective when well understood and competently utilized by a practitioner.  A person does not need to be a clinician, or even a human services professional, in order to use Motivational Interviewing to help foster effective and lasting behavior change in others.

As you consider Motivational Interviewing training for your program, you may wish to consult the recommendations of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers: