Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a co-founder of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as a co-founder of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He developed many of the founding principles and strategies of MI.
Dr. Rollnick is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales. He has also worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service. With a background in the addiction field, his interest turned to consultations about behavioral change in wider mental health & healthcare practice, where practitioners try to encourage clients to change their lifestyle and use of medication. He is the author of numerous books on MI, has just finished one for school teachers and is working on ones for sports coaches.
Dr. Rollnick’s work is focused on training practitioners and examining the use of MI in a range of clinical settings. He has trained practitioners in many countries and continents, and has published a wide range of research papers, articles and books.