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Dr. Thad Leffingwell is a clinical health psychologist, Professor, and Department Head for the Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology. Dr. Leffingwell completed his graduate training at the University of Washington and his pre-doctoral internship at the Puget Sound VA Healthcare System – Seattle.


Dr. Leffingwell is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), having completed intensive training in how to train others in the approach.  Dr. Leffingwell’s research interests include brief motivational interventions for health behavior change and motivational predictors of self-directed and assisted behavior change.  He has worked on numerous different federal, state and privately funded intervention projects that investigated adaptations of motivational interviewing.

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