I have added mini training options to the trainings I offer in the areas of Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Suicide Prevention and Intervention. This month, I had the opportunity to train youth counselors at Friends of Youth in Motivational Interviewing at their Kirkland location. The standard 2 day training was condensed into a 2 hour “mini” training option to provide a very brief overview of MI. I am always eager to help support local social service agencies in improving their knowledge base in mental health and teach clinical skills. It is truly inspiring to see young counselors in training and their eagerness to participate and learn. I am pleasantly surprised by how rewarding training can be, and I look forward to adding more training programs in the future!