Journal History

From 1994 through 1999, under the founding editorship of David Rosengren, the Motivational Interviewing Newsletter for Trainers served as the primary vehicle for communication among members of the newly formed International Association of Motivational Interviewing Trainers. In 1999 the organization took the name of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and a closed listserv, restricted to members, was established. In the face of these changes the newsletter was renamed Motivational Interviewing Newsletter: Updates, Education and Training (MINUET). Denise Ernst took over as editor, followed by Ralf Demmel in 2002 and Allan Zuckoff in 2004. During this time, the MINUET continued to serve as a vehicle for distributing conceptual articles, international updates, and "distilled" summaries of some of the topics discussed on the listserv. In 2005 the publication was renamed MINT Bulletin, in recognition of its evolution from its newsletter role to its having become a place where readers could find new ideas and conceptual frameworks, accounts of training experiences and novel training exercises, descriptions of current trends in MI research and work in progress, and advances and struggles in MI practice, all put forth in a spirit of "dialogue without diatribe, critique without competition." By 2009 it had become apparent that the publication was ready for its next leap forward, and a working group of MINT members was convened to consider the Bulletin of the future. That working group evolved into the editorial board of a new journal, which would expand its pool of authors from members of MINT to all who wished to contribute, while maintaining a spirit of openness, informality, and shared respect for the MI community worldwide and for the counseling approach that brings us together.