This Webinar will provide an introduction to the spirit and techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based approach to helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence about change and, when ready, to plan for change. MI combines an empathic approach to clients together with powerful behavioral techniques that improve patient outcomes. MI uses strategies that will enhance the patient’s own motivation for and commitment to change. As a result, resistance is minimized, self-motivation enhanced, and behavior change is more likely to occur. This session will include a didactic presentation, as well as suggestions for further practice to help participant develop MI skills.