“Great trainer, loud, active, and funny. I have never been to a training where the speaker makes me really think until today. Loved this training, enjoyed every minute. Keep up the great work, Matt.”

“I have about 14 years of experience working in the field of social services and this has been one of the best trainings that I have ever take. The most interesting thing about the training (to me 🙂 ) is the implementation of scientific explanation/research to back up the information being provided. Thanks.”

“I am a graduating MSW student, this has been the most clinically informative/applicable learning experience I have had thus far. I also left feeling hopeful and eager to learn/contribute more to my current clients/to the social work field.”

“We have been so impressed with his skill that we are searching for grant dollars to bring him back for the next three years! Don’t hesitate—you will not be sorry to have Matt Bennet and the Bennett Innovation Group on your team.”

This book is a long awaited clinical Epiphany. Reading Matt Bennett’s book Connecting Paradigms: A Trauma Informed & Neurobiological Framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation will make you feel like every single clinical pearl you’ve ever learned has come together in the most beautiful and utilitarian necklace. It pulls the chord all the way from neurobiology class through motivational interviewing, all with a foundational philosophy of harm reduction.  In my pursuit of learning to be a healer, helping others do the same, and appreciating my own personal process, I hadn’t yet encountered such a concise, practical and all inclusive approach. Many of us have gone to trainings, filled out CME papers that asked ‘how will you use this in your practice?’.  What Matt has captured in this book is our practice for guiding others and ourselves through the journey of recovery from trauma.