Training Class Details
Class Title: Motivational Interviewing- 6.5 CE Credits
Class Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Class Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 6
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Marya Wright
Class Description:

Motivational Interviewing- 6.5 CE Credits



In this training, participants will gain a generalized concept of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will be introduced to the spirit of MI, four processes of MI, sustained talk, discord and change talk, OARS (open-ended, affirmations, reflections, and summary). Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups, engage in various activities, and receive tangible examples to use during their work with clients. This training has many activities, handouts, and videos to support all learning styles.

Educational Objectives:

1.         Explain the general concept of Motivational Interviewing

2.         Describe 2 ways to apply Motivational Interviewing to their work

3.         Explain the “righting reflex”

4.         Describe 1-2 situations in which the righting reflex was not effective in their work


Trainer Bio:

Marya Wright, MSW provides innovative, high-value, and culturally responsive training content for professionals. Marya offers continuing education training (CEUs) for agencies who service system-involved youth, foster youth, children and families. Marya is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Marya is a Child Welfare Worker II with County Children and Family Services in the Dependency Investigation Unit. She conducts investigations and assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code §300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation on the legality of court intervention.


Intended For: Social Work and Mental Health Providers Serving Dependent Youth



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



Course meets the qualifications for 6.5 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.  

There will be four 15-minute breaks, and a one hour lunch break that do not count toward continuing education credit.

We will be unable to provide attendees with 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 x2244 or


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

Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 654-4004 x2244


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.

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

 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. Trainings in Monterey provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.