Find a Certified Trainer

Certification as a FIT Trainer is a rigorous process involving the completion of extensive coursework, passing a standardized competency  exam, subjecting training skills to peer review, and ongoing participation in continuing education activities.

Certified FIT Trainers are an elite group who work in diverse locations around the world.

If you need help in your use of FIT or DP — whether onsite or remotely — you can find the complete list of ICCE CFT’s below.

List of ICCE FIT certified trainers

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Dirk Kehr

Dirk Kehr works within Work Integrating Social Enterprises in Uppsala Sweden (The Uppsala City Mission). Dirk has a background in psychology of religion, theology and social work.


Heidi Mei Larsen

Heidi is an educated social worker, and has worked in social psychiatry for some years now and finds each day instructive. She currently works on a residential offer, in the countryside, and loves it.


Ryan Melton

Ryan Melton is the clinical director for the EASA Center for Excellence at Oregon Health and Science University and a Associate Professor at Northwest Christian University. He oversees the University’s Clinical Mental Health Clinic and the statewide implementation of the early identification and treatment of psychosis (EASA) program in Oregon where feedback informed treatment is utilized.

United States

Michael Wai Doung Koo, MA, RCC, Certified FIT Trainer 

Doung is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver Canada and has been using FIT since 2003. In 2012, Doung implemented FIT in the B.C. gambling support program which he has managed for the past eight years.

Lotta Heiskanen, Certified FIT Trainer

Lotta Heiskanen works as a development manager at Komppi, Helsinki, Finland. Komppi is one of the largest companies in Finland offering evidence-based services for mental well-being. Lotta is a psychologist (Lic. A. Psych., specialist degree in psychotherapy), licensed psychotherapist and psychotherapy trainer in integrative psychotherapy. She offers training, consultation, supervision and helps implementing FIT in several organizations.


Ingrid Van Den Berg, Certified FIT Trainer

Ingrid is a clinical psychologist-psychotherapist working with youth in the Netherlands. Ingrid is experienced in implementing FIT in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her primary goal is getting people involved in the progress of treatment, reflection about this progress, and the practitioner’s ability to use feedback.


Bob Bertolino

Bob Bertolino, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need, Inc. Bob has taught over 400 workshops throughout the United States and internationally. He has authored or co-authored 13 books including Strengths-Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships, and The Therapists Notebook on Positive Psychology, and Thriving on the Front Lines: Strengths-Based Youth Care Work. Bob is licensed as a marital and family therapist and professional counselor in the state of Missouri, is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

United States

Eeuwe Schuckard

Eeuwe Schuckard is a Psychologist currently working for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Porirua, New Zealand. This public service offers multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for children and adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties. Eeuwe started his practice after completing the Child and Family Psychology programme at Canterbury University in 2009. In 2012, Eeuwe completed both the Advanced FIT and Training of Trainers courses and, with the assistance of other CAMHS clinicians, set up formalised outcome management at the service. Gathering outcome data is now routine and many clinicians have sufficient data to estimate their relative effectiveness. There are also ongoing efforts to improve and tailor services using client feedback.

New Zealand

Alan Scheuermann 


With 18 years of experience in a wide variety of settings and the last 10 years working directly with military members and their families, Alan has developed a fierce advocacy for the central role of the client’s voice in decisions regarding ongoing clinical work. He has utilized client-directed, outcome informed processes to enhance outcomes and meet clients’ needs in challenging settings. Specific work has focused on introducing and expanding the practice of priviledging the client’s voice in treatment decisions in schools and in military behavioral health systems. Alan has presented at international conferences regarding the use of client ratings of outcome and alliance feedback to inform therapist decision-making while being grounded in APA’s definition of evidenced-based practice.


Rob Axsen


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).

Bill Robinson 


Bill is a couple and family counselor with over twenty five years of experience in both private practice and organizational settings in Australia and England. Bill became a certified CDOI trainer in 2008 and is a manager and senior supervisor with Relationships, Australia in Mandurah, Western Australia. He has published articles on CDOI practice and has special interests in couples therapy, work with mandates clients, and clinical supervision.


Robbie Babins-Wagner


Robbie Babins-Wagner, MSW, PhD (C) is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor with over 31 years experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor having worked in the Health, Mental Health and Nonprofit sectors in Canada. Robbie has taught in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary since 1982. She is currently the CEO of Calgary Counselling Centre, the largest community based provider of counselling services in Calgary, where she implemented CDOI / FIT practice. Robbie has spearheaded the development of the Calgary Centre for Counselling Research in partnership with the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, which will explore and develop ways to encourage a closer integration of counselling education, research and practice. With a passion for training clinicians, Robbie has presented at conferences and workshops, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. In 2006, the Calgary Herald named Robbie as one of Calgary’s new pioneers who will shape our future.

Leslie Berfknecht, MSW, LCSW, ICCE Certified Trainer


Leslie is a licensed clinical social worker with a background in criminal justice. She works with offender and high-risk populations and serves as a treatment supervisor at in a sexual offender treatment program for civilly committed adult males. She has been using FIT since 2012.

United States

Christophe Cazauvieilh, MA, ICCE Certified Trainer


Christophe is a clinical Psychologist with a specialization in Health Psychology. Originally trained in hypnosis and brief therapy, his current practice focuses on FIT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has been using FIT since 2007.

Laure Tang Jensby, MA, PSYCHOLOGIST, ICCE Certified Trainer


Laura works with children, youth and families at an agency in Copenhagen where she leads the implementation and supervision of FIT. Laura has been using FIT since 2010.


Barry McClatchey, MSW, ICCE Certified Trainer


Co-director of the Halifax Brief Therapy Centre, a therapy training & clinical supervision consultancy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Barry also works as a clinical therapist with individuals, couples and families for the Department of National Defense.

Daryl Chow, MA, Registered Psychologist


Originally from Singapore, Daryl is currently based in Western Australia,working with the Specialist Psychological Outreach Team.. As part of my PhD, I have been researching the development and practices of highly effective psychotherapists. He has been using FIT since 2004.


Karen Fleming, PHD, ICCE Certified Trainer


Karen is the Director of Adult Counseling at Coleman Professional Services. She has 17 years of experience, and currently serves as team leader for a program designed to help individuals recover after a first episode of psychosis.

United States

Russ Hansen, MA, ICCE Certified Trainer


Russ Hansen is the Clinical Director, Quality Assurance Director and Staff Development Trainer for Youth for Change, a California-based non-profit agency. He is also in private practice, the co-owner of Wellspring Therapeutic Alliance LLC., and a Community College Instructor

United States

Gregg Loo, MA, RCC, ICCE Certified Trainer


Gregg is a Registered Clinical Counselor in Vancouver, Canada. He specializes in the field of concurrent disorders and providing training on working with addictions. Gregg has been using FIT since 2004.

Randy Moss, PHD, LP, Certified Addictions Specialist, ICCE Certified Trainer


Randy specializes in co-occurring disorders, trauma informed practices, and work with adolescents and transitional aged adults. He has been working with FIT since 2004.

United States

Kerstin Oqvist, BA, ICCE Certified Trainer


Kerstin Öqvist is a social worker. She has primarily worked with teenagers with risk behavior and their families at Maria Ungdom in Stockholm where she has been involved in implementing Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT). She is presently a consultant at local social services, assigned to different municipalities. Kerstin came in contact with ORS & SRS back in 2002 and is now working with FIT as a practitioner, trainer and supervisor.

Henrik Vesterhauge-Petersen, BA, LICENSED FAMILY THERAPIST, ICCE Certified Trainer 


Henrik teaches, supervises and works as a consultant for family services, child protection workers, foster home services, disabled children, teenagers at risk, addiction treatment, and recovery oriented rehabilitation. He has been using FIT since 2007.


Johnny Engedal, BA, ICCE Certified Trainer


Johnny provides couples and family therapy with children, youth, and adults, as well as clinical supervision. He has been using FIT since 2009.


Tove Snedker, BA, ICCE Certified Trainer


Tove is a family therapist who works with couples, children, youth, & adults. She does sandplay therapy and has been using FIT since 2011.


David Prescott, ICCE Certified Trainer


David Prescott serves as Director of Professional Development and as a Clinical Director for the Becket Family of Services in Northern New England. He has produced 14 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. He is also the lead editor for the upcoming book, Feedback-Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice: Reaching for Excellence, in press with the American Psychological Association Press. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award, one of only a handful of recipients. He has lectured and consulted to programs around the world, including serves on the editorial boards of three journals, including Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, and Practice, as well as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and the Journal of Sexual Aggression.

United States

Liz Pluut, ICCE Senior Associate and Certified Trainer


Liz Pluut is Psychologist (Drs) , Psychotherapist (BIG) and a Clinical Supervisor . After working several years at the university clinic in Amsterdam ( PI) Liz has now more than 30 years of experience in treating children, adolescents and families in her private practice in Castricum, Holland. Since 2006 she has worked with FIT in her private practice . Liz is committed to exploring how CDOI/FIT/PCOMS can be applied more widely in The Netherlands and Europe. In 2013 she organized the 2nd International Achieving Clinical Excellence (ACE)Conference in Amsterdam. Liz offers training, consultation and supervision to colleagues and Mental Health Institutes in Holland. She also advises Institutes on how to implement FIT in a sustainable way.


Arnold Woodruff, Certified FIT Trainer


Arnold is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist at Help Your Way in Richmond, VA. He is an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT and provides supervision to persons seeking licensing in Virginia.

United States

Frank Asmus, Certified FIT Trainer


Frank Asmus, is a psychiatrist and family therapist (supervisor). He is the head of an agency (part of MoleMann Mental Health) that provides family-oriented services to children and adults in Rotterdam. Frank has implemented FIT in his agency since 2007.


Daniel Buccino, Certified FIT Trainer 


Daniel L. Buccino LCSW-C, BCD is clinical supervisor and student coordinator in the Adult Outpatient Community Psychiatry Program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland, and clinical director of its Mood Disorders Clinic. A drummer and a runner, he is also founder and director of the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute and director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative. Mr. Buccino is on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Smith College School for Social Work, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

United States

Mark Goheen, Certified FIT Trainer


Mark D. Goheen, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor has served as a clinician, educator, and researcher in the Mental Health & Substance field for over 25 years. As a Clinical Specialist at Fraser Health (British Columbia, Canada), he is dedicated to the evolution of client-centered health programs that support each person served in living a preferred identity. Mark has been utilizing outcome-based practices for over a decade.

Cindy Hansen, Certified FIT Trainer


Cindy Hansen, BA-Psych, HHP, has dedicated her career to developing innovative online technology that help therapists increase their effectiveness. She is currently serving as vice president of Health-Factors, the company that developed both MyOutcomes and FIT eLearning. As a certified FIT trainer, Cindy specializes in the successful implementation of MyOutcomes into clinical practice.

Bogdan Cezar Ion, Certified FIT Trainer


Bogdan Cezar Ion, PHD, is a clinical psychologist, a clinical supervisor and a trainer in psychotherapy. He is trained and certified in a couple of clinical methods including Brief Therapies (SFBT, Collaborative and Narrative Approaches, Strategic Therapy), CBT and Clinical Hypnosis, but his main focus is beyond models in promoting practice based evidence and supporting documented professional improvement. He has used ORS/SRS from 2002 and is involved in the last six years in spreading FIT to mental health practitioners and in providing consultancy and supervision to support FIT implementation.
Bogdan has served for more than 19 years as a catalyst for meaningful learning and change both in private practice and in Bucharest University, where he teaches as a lecturer in the Master Degree Programs in Clinical Psychology. He is the head of the Romanian Brief Therapies Association and also a founding member of some high prestige professional associations and institutes.


Magnus Johanssen, Certified FIT Trainer


Magnus works as a social worker at the Addiction Center in Stockholm, Riddargatan 1. He also does research at Karolinska Institute, focused on Internet based interventions and training in Motivational Interviewing. Magnus has been using FIT in 2006.Magnus works as a social worker at the Addiction Center in Stockholm, Riddargatan 1. He also does research at Karolinska Institute, focused on Internet based interventions and training in Motivational Interviewing. Magnus has been using FIT in 2006.

Charles LeMieux, Certified FIT Trainer


Using ongoing feedback from his clients, Charles creates dynamic partnerships to achieve positive outcomes. Charles has a Masters Degree from Fairfield University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

United States

David Nylund, Certified FIT Trainer


David Nylund, LCSW, PhD is a professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento and the Clinical Director of the Gender Health Center.

United States

Flip Jan van Oenen, Certified FIT Trainer


Flip Jan van Oenen is a physician and family therapist working in Emergency Psychiatry and in a Center for family- and couples therapy. He is also a supervisor in family therapy. He is the author of a book about crisis intervention, and as a researcher he has published articles about FIT in professional journals. He has been using FIT since 2007. He lives in Amsterdam, Holland and works for Arkin Mental Health Institute in Amsterdam.


Sidney Shaw, Certified FIT Trainer


Sidney Shaw is a faculty member in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and works in private practice with adolescents and adults. He lives in Missoula, Montana and has been using FIT since 2006.

United States

Stephen Michael, Certified FIT Trainer


Stephen Michael, DrPH, LISAC (Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor) has over 25 years of experience in behavioral health in a private and public sectors. He has been an avid user of feedback and outcomes to improve programs throughout his career and is very adept at helping set up systems to monitor feedback and outcomes regardless of program size.

United States

Von Borg, Certified FIT Trainer


Von F. Borg, MS, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with Board Approved Supervisor status with more than twenty years of experience in the counseling field. Von has worked since 1997 as a therapist and clinical supervisor providing prevention, education, and counseling services to adolescents and their families of US service members stationed in Germany. Since 2004, Von has been part of the leading edge in behavioral health research and practice, using CDOI/FIT for tracking effectiveness in his work with adolescents and with those he supervises. Von specializes in computer training and support, developing supervisory/management tools used to establish and maintain case records, tracking patient outcome measures, and evaluating counselor and program utilization.

United States

Bill Andrews, Certified FIT TrainerBill Andrews, ICCE Certified Trainer, ICCE Certified Trainer


Following a former career as a dentist, Bill trained as a human givens therapist, graduating in 2004. He is also an accredited Human Givens supervisor. He completed his MSc in psychological trauma at University of Chester in 2013.

For the last 10 years, Bill has championed the role that client feedback has to play in assisting practitioners of all persuasions to understand the client perspective more clearly. In addition to his therapy practice, he works as a consultant and supervisor in relation to outcome informed practice. A senior associate with ICCE, Bill has published several articles about using feedback in treatment and has lectured internationally on the subject.

United Kingdom

Gunnar Lindfelt, Certified FIT Trainer


Gunnar works as an alcohol and drug counsellor, supervisor and educator of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Feedback Informed Treatment. Gunnar has worked with the ORS/SRS for over 8 years.

Aaron Frost, Ph.D, Certified FIT Trainer


Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in Research, Teaching and Practice. He is the director of an outcome based practice that currently has 12 consulting therapists, and provides training and consultation to healthcare organisations around FIT implementation


Kari Markkula, Certified FIT Trainer


Kari has been a social worker and family therapist for 40 years, for the moment mostly doing couples counselling. Kari stumbled over FIT by chance in 2009 and loved it since. He has been implementing FIT widely in the city of Linköping, Sweden.

Steffen Meinhardt, Certified FIT Trainer


Steffen Meinhardt is a licensed Psychologist. He works with children, adolescents and adults in at risk families. He also works young adults who has spent their childhood in foster care or institutional care. He is part of the team that leads the implementation and supervision of FIT in his organization, and he has experience in implementing FIT in other agencies as well. Steffen has been using FIT in 2011.


Rikke Baes, ICCE Certified Trainer


I work as a family therapist in the public sector and provide family therapy to at-risk families, couples, young children, and adolescents. I teach and supervise in FIT and helps to implement FIT at my workplace. I was first introduced to FIT back in 2004, have had a strong interest ever since and from 2011 I have been applying FIT actively in all my therapeutic work.


Rikke Baes, ICCE Certified Trainer


Jeb is the co-owner and president of the Relationship Therapy Center in Minnesota where he specializes in using Feedback Informed Treatment in a couples’ therapy setting. Jeb is passionate about promoting accountability and encouraging his staff to live by the motto of “do what works” with their clients.

United States

Michael Thomas, Certified FIT Trainer


Michael is a psychologist and training director at a health and wellness center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. FIT has become an integral component to Michael’s clinical training program and he has been actively providing consultation, coaching, and supervision to support FIT implementation within his organization. Michael is known for his attention to detail in program design, implementation, and evaluation.

United States

Marlene Stokholm, Certified FIT Trainer


Marlene is a clinical psychologist working therapeutically with families in a public agency in Copenhagen. She also teaches, supervises and is in charge of FIT implementation processes and trainings in different professional services. Marlene has a special interest in developing and implementing FIT practices around work with children and their families and their professional network.


Christopher Schmitz, Certified FIT Trainer


Christopher is the owner of Komphash – Navigation i hashmisbrug! and is a specialist in treatment of cannabis addiction. He has written a book about parents coaching “Forælder Til hashryger”, for parents who have children with cannabis addiction. Besides teaching professionals on how to approach children with cannabis addiction, he is the initiator and coordinator of Netværk af Danske Cannabis Behandlere, a national network of Danish cannabis addiction counselors. He is also responsible for the Danish HAP-education together with founder of the HAP-treatment approach Thomas Lundqvist. Christopher uses Feedback Informed Treatment in his setting of addiction treatment and is a FIT-supervisor for addiction counselors.


Bruno Vinther, Certified FIT Trainer


Bruno is a trainer psychologist working in a family therapy center in Denmark as well as in private practice. He has extensive experience working with FIT in a variety of settings and with a variety of populations. Bruno currently works with families, adults, group therapy, couples therapy, families and individuals. He is also a FIT-teacher and FIT-supervisor, as well as workshop organizer.


Elisabeth Staberg, Certified FIT Trainer


Elisabeth has been a social worker for many years working in health care and in schools with children. Since 2009 she has been working with a focus on couple’s counselling and supervision for professionals. She has been using FIT since 2011 and says “I am still amazed over how stimulating and useful it is!”

Jonas Friedrichsen, Certified FIT Trainer


Jonas is an authorized psychologist, working at a youth center in Aarhus, Denmark. His primary field is therapy and clinical examinations with young people and their families. He is currently teaching, counselling and doing supervision at different family and treatment centers.


Erika Norman, Certified FIT Trainer


Erika is grateful for having the good fortune of being introduced to FIT at the start of her clinical career, and now has 11 years of experience using FIT. More recently, she has facilitated workshops to agencies integrating FIT into their settings. Additionally, Erika works as a Concurrent Disorder counsellor, with a strong focus on mindfulness, in Vancouver, Canada.

Ulla Qwist, Certified FIT Trainer


Ulla Qwist works with adolescents and young adults (age 16-30 years) experiencing mental illness including emotional instability, personal disorder, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Ulla has been using FIT since 2011 and has been implementing FIT over the last years in the organisation where she works. Ulla received training at Malborough Family Service Center London, Inpraxis and Solution, Denmark.


René Essom, Certified FIT Trainer


René has been using FIT since 2011 and implemented FIT in a social psychiatry organization where he worked until recently. Currently, he is working as head of a Child and Family treatment agency that offers testing, assistance, counselling and therapy and is integrating FIT as part of his work there. René has received training at Marlborough Family Service Center, London, Inpraxis, Attractor, Villa Venire and Copenhagen Business School (MPG), Denmark.


Anita Harder, Certified FIT Trainer


Anita is a Registered Psychologist in Calgary Alberta, Canada where she works for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. There she works with adolescents and adults who have experienced or perpetrated violence and abuse. She has been using FIT since 2010 and is excited to be co-leading FIT implementation, training and supervision for the agency.

Thea Vondracek, Certified FIT Trainer


Thea is a licensed marriage and family therapist in NC who has been using FIT since 2012. She is in the implementation stage of FIT at Youth Haven Services where she is the Assistant Clinical Director.

United States

Linette Soldan
Linette Soldan , Certified FIT Trainer


Linette a Registered Social Worker, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As Program Manager of the Community Services Counselling Program at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Linette is responsible for the operations of the Community Services Counselling Program ( Community Services Counsellors, Children’s Outreach Counsellor and Court Case Coordinators) which offers services for clients living with family violence and abuse out in the community.

In her role as a co-lead of FIT implementation, training and supervision for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Linette is most excited to provide the leadership and support of this valuable tool throughout the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Brooke Mathewes, Certified FIT Trainer

Brooke is both a Registered Clinical Counselor and a Canadian Certified counselor. Her primary focus is working with problematic substance use, gambling, and mental health. She also works in the field of psychosocial oncology, counselling patients and their families going through cancer treatment. Feedback Informed Treatment has been guiding her practice since 2011 and she continues her FIT development by acting as a consultant to other clinicians also using FIT with various populations.

Irene Bendtsen, Certified FIT Trainer

Irene has been using FIT since 2011 and implemented FIT in several organizations within the area of psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation. She has been head of 3 mental health organizations in various municipalities around Copenhagen. Currently she is head of Center of Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Sorø, which offers halfway houses, social support, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation programs and counselling to people with mental health problems.
Irene has received training at DISPUK and is one of the founders and previous boardmembers of The Danish Society of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. She is currently integrating FIT in Sorø municipality as part of a larger organizational change.


Trine Uhrskov, Certified FIT Trainer

Trine is a psychologist and co-owner of a private consultancy firm. Trine mainly works with adults with cognitive disabilities or mental health issues and challenging behavior. Trine teaches and supervises staff on citizen participation in order to prevent the use of force, and she counsels the Danish National Board of Social Services about citizens with particularly complex issues. Trine teaches the use of FIT in relation to young adults and adults with cognitive disabilities or mental health issues.


Jakob Brixen, Certified FIT Trainer

Jakob is a clinical psychologist working with children and adolescents in a public clinic in Copenhagen. He has been using FIT since 2010 in individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Jakob also works with FIT implementation in different therapeutic organizations, and he teaches, supervises, and trains professional staff in using FIT.


Bjarne Richter Bjelke, Certified FIT Trainer

Bjarne is an anthropologist who is working with method (what works), user involvement, empowerment and professional development in the field of social services and disability in Denmark. As such he is introducing FIT in various dialogues, settings and agencies, working with practitioners, municipalities (local government) and the National Board of Social Services in Denmark. As an anthropologist, he is particularly interested in the perspectives of FIT becoming a structurally significant “tool” for systematic user involvement and co-creation. Also, what matters to Bjarne is to transmit and communicate why and how it is that FIT fits in our current welfare context.


Michael McGuire, Certified FIT Trainer

Michael McGuire is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Substance Use and Addiction Specialty program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. He is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and a credentialed supervisor. His areas of expertise include adolescent and family development, childhood trauma, substance use treatment, experiential learning, military lifecycle, Motivational Interviewing, Feedback Informed Treatment and clinical supervision. Michael consults nationally and internationally regarding clinical supervision, workforce development, and clinical model implementation. Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for a fun, educational, and useful training experience.

United States

Heidi Nygård-Michelsson, Certified FIT Trainer

Heidi is a social psychologist who has been working since 2004 with youth, young adults and families suffering from mental illness and social difficulties at HelsinkiMissio, a non-governmental organization for social services. She has eagerly been learning about FIT since 2014 and is currently working with the implementation of FIT, providing training and supervision as well for her own agency as for other organizations in Finland.


Bjørn Hansen, Certified FIT Trainer

Bjørn is a social worker in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works primarily with education programs for adolescents and adults within social psychiatry. He is currently working with the implementation of FIT at AskovFonden, providing training and supervision for all branches of the organization.


Leigh Couture, ICCE Certified Trainer

In the role of Associate Executive Director, Leigh is an administrator of two social service organizations delivering services in Youth Justice, Child Welfare and Children’s Mental Health contexts. Responsible for agency-wide service delivery and continuous program improvement she is the co-lead for agency-wide FIT implementation, training and supervision.

David Brown, ICCE Certified Trainer

David Brown, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Vermont and has been in independent practice since 1984. He is a leader in an effort sponsored by BCBS of VT to implement FIT statewide among agencies and independent practitioners.

United States

Else Brunvand, ICCE Certified Trainer

Else is a clinical psychologist working therapeutically with children, adolescent and adults in her private clinic in Aarhus. She also teaches, supervises and works with FIT implementation processes and training. Else is particularly interested in how to establish and keep an ongoing deliberate practice alive and how to engage both professionals and clients in this process. Else is Norwegian and can therefore teach both in Norway and Denmark.


Chantal Tasse, ICCE Certified Trainer

Chantal is the Supervisor of Quality Assurance and Community Planning at Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell, Ontario. Coming from a clinical background, she has led FIT implementation and is the primary trainer for FIT practice within the agency since 2011.

Jim Walt, ICCE Emeritus

Jim Walt, MA, MFT, was licensed as a California Marriage and Family Therapist in 1982. He was President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in 1993-1994. Jim retired as a full Professor from John F. Kennedy University in 2007, having taught there since 1990. Using on-site training and web-conferencing technologies, Jim trained and supervised, specializing in Feedback Informed Treatment, Professional Outcomes and Accountabilities, Ethics and the Law, and Brief Therapies. He was a Certified Trainer and Consultant with the International Center for Clinical Excellence. Jim highlighted research and methods that enabled private practice and agency setting practitioners to improve their effectiveness while also reducing professional burnout.

United States

Reg Fleming, ICCE Emeritus

Reg Fleming is a Clinical Coordinator in the substance use field on Vancouver Island. He has was an early adopter of Feedback Informed Treatment and a long-time member of the ICCE. Reg continues to promote the use of FIT within his role as a clinical supervisor and in his private practice.

Niklas Waitong, Certified FIT Trainer

Niklas is a licenced social worker and has been working in treatment with families, teenagers, substance abuse and multiple diagnoses for more than 30 years, 17 of which were spent as director of Älgeredskollektivet, a small high quality residential care home. Today Niklas works mainly with training and supervision. He has been working with FIT since 2006.

David Low, Certified FIT Trainer

David Low is a Senior Psychotherapist and Faculty member at the Family Institute of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a Licensed Couple and Family Therapist and AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor. He worked 14 years within Child, Adolescent and Mental Services (CAMHS) in England as a Systemic Family Therapist and Supervisor. Ten of those years in the UK he was a Clinical Team Supervisor/Manager. David helped developed guidance manuals and training videos on the use of FIT with young people and families within the National Health Service in UK.

United States

Rikke Addis, Certified FIT Trainer

Rikke Addis currently works as an evaluation consultant in California focusing on helping behavioral health organizations improve their services. Prior to this, Rikke provided research and quality improvement services to children’s mental health organizations. Rikke has a background in cultural anthropology with a focus on social suffering among at-risk youth. Rikke was born in Denmark and immigrated to the US at the age of 21.

United States

Mette Vesterhauge-Petersen, Certified FIT Trainer

With more than 25 years of experience, Mette works as a therapist, trainer, supervisor, and consultant in private practice: SOLUTION, Denmark’s leading Solution Focused Training Centre. As a Feedback Informed Treatment certified trainer and Licensed Signs of Safety trainer and consultant she assists front-line practitioners and managers adapt and implement FIT, Signs of Safety, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.


Karsten Langberg, Certified FIT Trainer

Karsten Langberg is a Psychotherapist Fadp and addiction specialist in Denmark. Karsten is trained in Multifamily therapy. Since 2011, he has practiced psychotherapy treatment, and provided consultation, counselling and educational services for substance abuse in young people below 25 and associated family remedies. Karsten is listed by the Social Agency of Denmark as a specialist for high profile and critical cases. He has incorporated FIT in his practice since 2012.


Rasmus Møller , Certified FIT Trainer

Rasmus has a BA in intercultural & international social work, who started his career in child protective services. Since 2006 he has been working with children youths and parents in mainly therapeutic settings. Rasmus has been using FIT since 2011 and is project manager of FIT implementation in a municipality in the Copenhagen area. Here he is e.g. implementing FIT in child protective services teaching/supervising staff and management.


Erica Manderhjelm , Certified FIT Trainer

Erica is a Social worker with long experience of leadership and organisational development. Erica is focused on the opportunities of growth and excellence that opens when we actively gather feedback and put it to use in improving ourselves.

Morten Halberg, Certified FIT Trainer

Morten Halberg Is authorized psychologist working at Helsingung, a drug treatment facility for youth and families, in Elsinore, Denmark. He has extensive experience from a variety of therapeutic practices, and from work with different populations. His primary practice is in the field of systemic family therapy, counselling and youth work, and he is currently working with treatment, teaching and supervision in the field. He has been working with FIT for the last 5 years, applying it to his own practice, as well as teaching and implementing it in his organisation.


Flemming W. Licht, Certified FIT Trainer

Flemming W. Licht, Master in Health Education is a qualified teacher, life and business coach. He holds a Diploma in Management and education/training in narrative/systemic/appreciative approaches. For the last 6 years he has been Head of Helsingung in the municipality of Helsingor, Denmark, a treatment center for young people under 25 with drug problems. He is also head of “fitplatform” a Danish based data management program.


Dwayne Cameron, Certified FIT Trainer

Dwayne Cameron has worked in both private and public sectors in the additions and mental health counselling for over 25 years. He currently provides clinical supervision to all support programs in the Cooperative Health Clinic. Dwayne has been utilizing FIT in his practice since his training in 2011.
I currently live in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, current position: Director and clinical supervisor of Support Programs at the Cooperative Health Centre, professional discipline addictions/mental health.

Mark Crouzen, Certified FIT Trainer

Mark Crouzen is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with 30 years of experience. He is presently working in a hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He likes feedback and has been using monitoring for over 20 years. Mark is interested in what the client wants, his/her resources, theories and strengths. He started as behaviour therapist, worked as a solution focused therapist later on and is particularly interested in implementing Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) in several forms of psychotherapy. He invented a special ruler to quickly calculate the total scores and, together with two colleagues, re-translated the ORS into Dutch. Mark provides training, supervision and consultation in FIT practices.


Esther de Wolf, Certified FIT Trainer

Esther works in a private practice with families, adults, children and adolescents and provides training in solution focused therapy, feedback informed treatment (FIT) and systemic perspectives


Sjoukje van der Schaaf, Certified FIT Trainer

Sjoukje works as a psychologist and really enjoys training other therapists in using FIT. She has the dream that one day using FIT will be compulsory in the Netherlands for all therapists.


Linette Solden, Certified FIT Trainer

Linette a Registered Social Worker, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As Program Manager of the Community Services Counselling Program at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Linette is responsible for the operations of the Community Services Counselling Program (Community Services Counsellors, Children’s Outreach Counsellor and Court Case Coordinators) which offers services for clients living with family violence and abuse out in the community. In her role as a co-lead of FIT implementation, training and supervision for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Linette is most excited to provide the leadership and support of this valuable tool throughout the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Marie Lindgren, Certified FIT Trainer

Marie is a licensed psychologist who has worked many years in social services. In the last seven years, her primary focus has been training and supervising staff groups in a variety of fields such as social psychiatry, people with cognitive disabilities, drug treatment for example. Besides her regular commitment, she has been working with supervising FIT and organizational implementation of FIT for 6 years.

Christina Bäckblom Fahlén, Certified FIT Trainer 

Christina has many years of experience in clinical work and leadership in mental health care and social services. Since 2001 she has worked with couple´s counseling and for the last 6 years she has worked with FIT in clinical practice, supervision and also with organizational implementation of FIT.

Joanna Price, Certified FIT Trainer

Jo is a registered nurse with a Master of Nursing, and works as a trained therapist in primary mental health and addictions care. Jo has been using FIT since 2014 and is currently helping lead the implementation of FIT within the acute mental health ward, and in addition provides supervision to community mental health clinicians using FIT.

New Zealand

Stacy Bancroft, LCSW, Certified FIT Trainer

Stacy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Oregon. In addition to providing consultation, training, and licensure supervision, she also works for a local Medicaid funder leading the implementation of Feedback Informed Treatment in mental health agencies across the Portland Metro Region.

United States

Dr. Keith Klostermann, Certified FIT Trainer

Dr. Keith Klostermann is an award-winning clinician, educator, and researcher. He is licensed as both a mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist, is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and is recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and certified family therapist (CFT).

United States

Heidi Rouhiainen, Certified FIT Trainer

Heidi is head of crisis counseling at HelsinkiMissio, which is a non-profit organization. She has been involved in FIT since 2014 and is currently working with the implementation of FIT, providing training and supervision within and outside her own organization in Finland.


Anders Lassen, Certified FIT Trainer

Anders is a clinical psychologist working at a public family service center in Denmark. He specializes in treatment of children, adolescents and families. Anders has been practicing FIT since 2012. He has since then been involved with implementing FIT at different agencies facilitating strategic planning, FIT training and FIT supervision.


Ina Jeannette Fried, Certified FIT Trainer

Ina Fried has over two decades of experience as a social worker, especially with teenagers with risk behavior and their families. Ina has worked as supervisor in foster care education. She has 10 years’ experience in teaching, as a consultant in social matters to municipalities and other stakeholders.

She is presently employed as a social coordinator at a homeless center, where they are working with and have implemented FIT.

Ina is now working with FIT as a practitioner, supervisor and internal teacher.


Rint de Jong

Rint works as a Clinical Psychologist and (family) Psychotherapist at Karakter, centre for Child- and adolescent Psychiatry in the Netherlands. Rint believes FIT offers the opportunity for the therapist to see himself in the mirror of the client and in turn the client sees himself mirrored by the therapist. Rint has worked with FIT since 2014. As a researcher he published an RCT study about the effect of FIT on treatment-outcome (symptom-severity and quality of life) in a child psychiatry sample.


RaeLynn Wicklein, Certified FIT Trainer

RaeLynn is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in supervision, training, and psychotherapy across a diverse range of settings (universities, hospitals, community mental health, and private practice) and populations (across age and diversity) in the U.S. and Australia. RaeLynn is providing coaching, mentoring, supervision, training, and helps implementing FIT in organisations and has been committed to improving client well being outcomes using FIT work in her own practice since 2004.


Kristian Rem, Certified FIT Trainer

Kristian is a psychologist from the University of Oslo in Norway. He works with children, adolescents, parents and families in a municipality outside Oslo. He has used FIT since 2014, and has led the process of implementating a feedback culture in his agency since 2015. Kristian values what he has learned in his clinical performance from the experience of using FIT with my own clients, supervising others, and teaching other agencies.

Dr. Darren Malone, Certified FIT Trainer

Darren is a consultant psychiatrist (adults and older age) and clinical director of mental health at Lakes district health board. Other roles include honorary senior lecture and clinical teacher with Auckland University and private practice work. Darren works alongside Joanna Price at Lakes DHB where FIT is used in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit setting.

New Zealand

Jason Seidel, ICCE Certified Trainer

Jason Seidel is a psychologist and director of The Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence, a Denver-based practice devoted to feedback-informed psychotherapy and research. He served as research director (from 2009 to 2019) for the ICCE. In addition to providing presentations and trainings for organizations on the appropriate use of clinical outcome data, Jason was one of the first psychotherapists in the world to report his own treatment outcomes in rigorous detail on the Internet. He also has toiled in the fields of biopsychiatry, business development, clinical training, and the mythopoetic initiation of boys and men.

United States

Elise Elisabeth Nielsen, Certified FIT Trainer

Elise is trained in social and health assistance. She has worked in social psychiatry for many years and is passionate about it.


Linda Svorken, Certified FIT Trainer

Linda is a North Norwegian psychologist specialized in clinical work with children and adolescents. She gives lectures and workshops about FIT and Deliberate Practice, in addition to FIT supervision for groups and individual therapists. Linda is particularly engaged in how to give children and adolescents a voice in therapy.

Louise Lange, Certified FIT Trainer

Louise is in her best age, happily married, and a mother of two. She works as a psychologist at a treatment center in the commune supporting children and families with their process into better mental health. She also has the privilege of teaching and supervising my colleagues in FIT.


Henrik Hansen, Certified FIT Trainer

Henrik has a bachelor’s degree in Social and Special Education. Henrik has a background as an addiction therapist and has for the past two years been employed as a consultant at Tidlig Forebyggelse in Aabenraa. Henrik uses FIT together with the families and in group sessions. The latest group he has established with a colleague is called; understanding your teenager. Henrik has a diploma in the involvement of children and families.


Patrik Ulander, Certified FIT Trainer

Patrik has an MSc in Business Administration and is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in Business Consulting, Public Sector, and Social Services. A business, organization, and services development professional skilled in coaching, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and quality management. FIT competence is part of striving to achieve results, outcome and impact in social services, based on individual support and feedback within practice-based evidence.

Jørgen Enstrøm, Certified FIT Trainer

Jorgen is a clinical psychologist with FIT-experience since 2009. He has been using FIT both as a leader, implementing FIT in a family therapeutic agency, and as a therapist himself. He has supported FIT-implementations in various organizations and presented his FIT-experiences at international conferences. Today Jorgen works in private therapeutic practice in Jutland and offers FIT inspiration, FIT training, and FIT implementations, as well as FIT supervision. 


Simone Nørrebo Pedersen, Certified FIT Trainer

She is a Psychologist working with children, adolescents, and families in Denmark. The users often have complex difficulties with cognitive disabilities, mental health issues, and challenging behavior. She has a special interest in implementing FIT practices in this context with a focus on engaging private and professional networks. She has always incorporated FIT in her work as a Psychologist. She is curious about using feedback to adjust her practice. She has been using FIT since January 2018.


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