CW 3032 Motivational Interviewing (MI) is the pre-requisite training for CW 3300. MI is a proven, client centered intervention method for addressing ambivalence to change. MI has been shown to improve case outcomes, promote change, and improve compliance. MI uses a menu of strategies and 5 principles to assess readiness to change and to address ambivalence on the part of the client. These are the centerpieces of motivational interviewing and are key in assisting the client in setting and achieving case goals. The workshop provides opportunities for learning and practicing MI skills in exercises and role-plays. Specialists will learn to assess their own skills and to give feedback to others using Motivational Interviewing strategies. Participants will also how to integrate these skills into their existing methods of casework.