"In this training video, Cathy Cole demonstrates Motivational Interviewing with three clients dealing with diverse issues: ambivalence about smoking cessation, career decision, and breastfeeding. Here, the focus is on fully exploring both sides of ambivalence. Cole avoids the trap of trying to convince her clients to change, and strategically capitalizes on the subtle shift between "sustain talk" and "change talk" in order to help them explore their options and make decisions right for them. Extensive commentary and pre- and post-session interviews help viewers understand the strategies and guiding principles of MI. You will learn MI strategies that are useful with clients stuck in ambivalence; recognize the difference between sustain talk and change talk; and identify specific techniques used to reinforce change talk and move toward a change plan. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions." - Supplied by publisher.