Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC, has worked in substance use treatment since 2005. After obtaining his CAADC in 2012, he was asked to participate in an international cut-score study for the IC&RC due to scoring in the top percentage internationally on the exam. He was nominated to be a National Consultant in the VA for Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Since that time he has successfully led two groups of Licensed Independent Practitioners from throughout the country to successful completion of the objective completion criteria. He co-led national trainings for Motivational Interviewing for the VA in February 2015 in New Orleans, LA and has participated in the development and facilitation of a local one day workshop with six months of follow up consultation for Baltimore VA LIP's and students. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.