This session, Processes in MI and Engagement is part of a 7-week comprehensive advanced motivational interviewing training beginning on August 16th and concluding on September 23rd. Each week includes an instructional lecture and practice/coaching session time. Motivational Interviewing is a style of interaction that is client-driven and supports individuals in the healing and change process. There is significant research in the health, education and criminal justice fields that supports the use of motivational interviewing in addressing the needs of victim/survivors and offenders, providing support and helping to facilitate change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a trauma-informed interviewing/interacting technique that focuses on creating supportive, meaningful and strategic conversations. This advanced training will provide the context of evidence-based practices on how to have these conversations and will leave you with practical skills to engage in short and effective conversations to initiate, or facilitate, the process of behavior-change and effective support. This training will focus on change talk, working with resistance, and exploring and resolving ambivalence.