Training Class Details
Class Title: Unconditional Care: Curiosity and Relational Assessment - 3.5 CE Credits
Class Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 0
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Nicole Nelson
Class Description:

Webinar/ZOOM Access:

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Another email will be sent the day prior to the training with the Zoom Link. 

This training reviews some basic assumptions and problems that are encountered in all initial assessments of clients. An approach to assessment based on attachment theory is offered. This approach involves describing the child’s working model of relationships and utilizes data from the child’s experience with caretakers and data from his or her current interpersonal functioning. How this data can be used in relational treatment planning is discussed.




  • Define relational assessment, what it includes, and differentiate how it is like or unlike other assessments.

  • State at least 3 elements of the basic premises of good assessment.

  • Examine and name at least 2 current barriers to curiosity in the field that can prevent or disrupt the completion of thoughtful assessments.

  • Identify at least 2 problems and 2 advantages of reliance on structured assessment tools.


Trainer Bio: Nicole Nelson, LMFT

Nicole Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families. She holds a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies and Sociology as well as a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She has provided clinical supervision for over 10 years as well as experience as a Program Director, Regional Executive Director, and now Senior Trainer at Seneca Family of Agencies.




You must work with dependent (foster& probation) youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, or Monterey County in order to attend our trainings. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend.



Course meets the qualifications for 3.5 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  

We are unable to provide certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed.



• You must sign IN & OUT before you leave. 

• You must fully complete SENECA CAMFT evaluations, before leaving your training, with your full name legibly written.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:



All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer

able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through

registration confirmation email or by calling:

Seneca Family of Agencies - Training Department at (510) 654-4004


If you would like to report a grievance, please contact in writing:

Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

6925 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano. Monterey training provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.