Speakers

Angela Cooper

Angela Cooper is a licensed Art Therapist, and Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT trainer. For the last 15 years, Angela has worked with adolescents and young adults involved with the criminal justice system, the foster care system and with histories of substance use and abuse. She has trained community based organizations, school personnel, probation officers and more to use Motivational Interviewing to engage young people in conversation about their behavior in a way that supports their autonomy while enhancing their intrinsic motivation to make healthier life choices. She fully believes that young people have within them what they need to learn healthy coping mechanisms and make positive life choices. They just need an empathetic adult to help them find it.

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