Hi Everyone, so glad you are all here for this course on MI. I am thrilled to see such a diversity of backgrounds and work settings. I think you will find that MI is an approach to helping people change health risk behaviors in many different work settings. Some of the videos you will see in the course are in healthcare settings. Don’t worry about the setting when watching the videos. Stay focused on how the practitioner applies MI strategies in brief encounters with consumers/clients/patients. I look forward to reading your responses to the homework assignments and hearing your thoughts on how you can apply MI in your own work context.