Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered, goal-oriented counseling approach to change. This course is designed to provide participants with intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model. Scenarios and case studies are tailored to medical and behavioral health professionals to use with patients who are struggling with and resisting positive behavioral change. The class teaches providers how to converse, collaborate, and empower their patients to strengthen their patients’ individual motivations to change. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on skills practice, health care professionals will learn and practice actual communication tools and techniques, based on best practices, to employ in their health care settings.