Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Denna Vandersloot MEd

Denna Vandersloot is the Co-Director of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC), part of the National Network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.
She joined ADAI in the fall of 2017. Ms. Vandersloot has been
affiliated with the ATTC network for over 15 years as a senior manager,
consultant, trainer, curricula developer, and technology transfer

Ms. Vandersloot has over 20 years of experience as a clinician,
researcher, trainer, and system change specialist in the field of
addictions. Her areas of expertise include: Motivational Interviewing,
Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, Co-occurring
Disorder Treatment, NIATx, and Recovery Oriented System of Care. She is a
member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a
nationally registered SBIRT trainer.

Ms. Vandersloot has been involved in several implementation
science research projects including: the CSAT Methamphetamine Treatment
Project; NIDA Substance Abuse to HIV Care Project; and the NIDA
DDCAT/NIATx Implementation Grant. She has also worked with several
counties, states and treatment organizations to implement a variety of
evidence-based practices.


Co-Director, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC)


BS, Human Services
MEd, Education (Multi-disciplinary Studies)

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Research Interests

  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • NIATx
  • Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC)


  • Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Nationally Registered SBIRT trainer