Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University's School of Medicine in Wales, United Kingdom. He co-created motivational interviewing and spent his career in clinical psychology and academia focusing on how to better change talks. He has experience in a variety of sectors, with a focus on mental health and long-term health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Rollnick has authored numerous books on behavior change and has published widely in scholarly journals. He is one of the coauthors (together with William R.
Miller) of the now-in-its-third-edition classic Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. He has toured the world to train practitioners in a variety of situations and cultures, and now works as a healthcare and sports trainer and consultant. Sebastian G. is a writer who lives in the United States Kaplan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit.
Dr. Kaplan, a former special education teacher, now concentrates his clinical work on assisting teenagers and their families in overcoming a variety of developmental issues. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has written and presented on the application of MI for doctors, mental health providers, and school staff. Richard Rutschman, EdD, is a Senior Program Manager and Professional Development Facilitator at Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Achievement (previously the Chicago Teachers' Center). He has worked in Chicago schools as a high school science and Spanish teacher, as well as the principal of an alternative high school.
He has worked to promote school improvement programs concentrating on student retention, engagement, leadership development, and postsecondary education preparation throughout his career. Dr. Rutschman is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has received the Michael Stratton Practitioner Award from the International Society for Experiential Education for his work with adventure programs in Chicago schools.