Motivational Interviewing helps people find their own reasons for change and helps them think differently about their choices. This course is designed to introduce the major principles, processes and techniques of Motivational Interviewing as a counseling style. Attendees will participate in a variety of group activities, role-plays, video demonstrations and video simulations of encounters with clients. Particular attention will be paid to application of the MI strategies in clients with substance use issues and criminal involvement. Participants will receive supportive feedback to assist them in immediate implementation of Motivational Interviewing into their practice.