Kriss Haren, MA, MS, LPCC-S, RHC-III, is licensed in the State of Ohio as a supervising professional clinical counselor and has more than 30 years of experience.  She has completed advanced training in the clinical application of Motivational Interviewing (MI), supervision of MI in clinical settings, and the very competitive “Training of New Trainers” to become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  Since beginning her MI training journey, Kriss has trained over 4,000 professionals from numerous fields, including behavioral health, medical and allied health services, education, and dietetics.


In 2013, Kriss created Collaborative Communication Consulting & Training Services, LLC, in order to continue the work of improving patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and inter-professional communication through MI training and specialized consultation services.  She currently works with clients from several states as well as in Canada.  Kriss also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton, where she teaches MI to behavioral health graduate students.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kriss Haren has employment relationships with Collaborative Communication Consulting & Training Services, LLC., Health Sciences Institute, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Dayton. She receives compensation as a community wellness behavioral educator. Kriss Haren receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kriss Haren serves on the Disaster Medical Assistance Team and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.