Dee-Dee Stout has undergraduate degrees in Psychology & Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and earned her Special Major Master’s in Health Counseling from SFSU as well. Additionally, Ms. Stout is a California certified drug and alcohol counselor, level II (CADC-II), with international reciprocity (ICADC). Recently, Dee-Dee joined Project Pride, a California Prisoner Mother Program in Oakland, CA, as Clinical Program Manager. Ms. Stout is also part of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), having received her training in part from Dr. William R. Miller.
Dee-Dee has received extensive specialized training in such additional areas as MI Supervisors training; SFBT; Relapse Prevention; Creative Inquiry; Stages of Change; CBT; Seeking Safety; CRAFT; Harm Reduction Psychotherapy; Client-Directed, Outcome-Oriented work (CDOI), and more. Ms. Stout has been in the field of behavioral health for nearly a quarter century and is also on faculty at City College of San Francisco, and adjunct faculty with the Northern California Training Academy at UC Davis. She specializes in teaching courses in substance use disorders and treatment; public policy issues and addiction; trauma, addiction, and women; harm reduction in addiction treatment; and more.
Dee-Dee maintains a private coaching, consultation, and supervision practice and regularly conducts trainings in Motivational Interviewing, trauma, and more. She has made numerous appearances as an invited speaker at conferences, including internationally, and has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, discussing treatment issues. To date, she has performed more than 450 presentations and trainings in Motivational Interviewing alone. Dee-Dee is well known for her wicked sense of humor and use of metaphor when discussing her take on Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices.