Rob Axsen (B.A. Hon.): With over 40 years experience in the helping field, Rob has worked in corrections, youth, mental health and addictions programs. Rob has over 35 years experience as a clinical supervisor and consultant, and brings a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with clients. He was also an accomplished trainer in private practice and at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, most notably in the areas of assessment, understanding change processes, Health Behavior Change Counselling, Motivational Interviewing and Feedback-Informed Treatment practices. Working within Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Rob was Co-Clinical Lead for the implementation of FIT practice - his focus was primarily inner-city applications. He currently works as an Addictions Clinical Supervisor for Pacific Community Resources Society, operating within Fraser Health Authority. Rob has conducted training sessions throughout Western Canada, at National and International Conferences, and is known for his ability to offer practice-oriented information in an experiential format, encouraging training participants to quickly integrate new material into their current practice. Rob is a Past Senior Associate and Certified Trainer in the International Centre for Clinical Excellence’s Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) Practice Model and is currently a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization.
PUBLISHED: Maeschalck, Cynthia & Axsen, Rob. “But What About ‘Those” Clients?” Psychotherapy Networker 31(6) (2007).