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Shawn Jeffries, Ph.D.


Shawn Jeffries, Ph.D., is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Texas’ Department of Psychology, within the Clinical Health Psychology program. As a licensed clinical psychologist with an extensive background in behavioral medicine, addictions, and Motivational Interviewing (MI), he has been a co-investigator on multiple federally funded trials involving the use of MI in improving health behaviors such as smoking cessation, dietary change, physical activity, and chronic illness management (e.g., diabetes, obesity) over the past 13 years. Dr. Jeffries regularly teaches courses on MI, and has conducted multiple MI trainings for a wide variety of health care professionals, including physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, nurses, physician assistants and public health professionals. Dr. Jeffries is the founder of the Center for Motivation and Recovery in Bedford, Texas.