Christopher Link

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Course

  • 44501 Clinical Research: Using Evidence in Clinical Decision Making

Job Experience

  • Transitional Living Program Therapist, Leyden Family Services
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center:
    • Case Manager, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Social Worker, Psychosocial Residential Treatment Program
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center
    • Therapist, Addictions Treatment Program
    • Lead Trainer of Motivational Interviewing/Motivation Enhancement Therapy, VISN 12

Fields of Special Interest

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)/Motivation Enhancement Therapy(MET)
  • Use of technology for training providers in MI/MET
  • Inherent power dynamics in evidence based psychotherapies
  • Dissemination and implementation of evidence based psychotherapies across various healthcare settings 

Publications or presentations

  • Three Cusp Behaviors in Learning Motivational Interviewing. Integrated Grand Rounds. Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL. August, 2017.
  • Intensive 3-day Training on Motivational Interviewing. VISN 12 Motivational Interviewing Training. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI. April, 2017.

Skylar Cole

Skylar Cole, AM ’14

Cole has quickly advanced to a leadership role that includes training staff and supervising social work interns. She developed a professional development plan that emulates what she learned at SSA regarding policies, practices, and perspectives. She also believes that SSA prepared her very well to work on teams, both professionally and in the community.