Training Series Details
Series Title: Motivational Interviewing 2 Day Intensive Workshop - 15 CE's
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 17
Classes in Series:

4/22/2021 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618

4/23/2021 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Trainers: Jennifer Baity
Series Description:

Webinar Access:


At the time you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please be sure to include your email address when you register so that we can email the Zoom link and any training materials to you prior to the training.  The email with the Zoom link, instructions, and training materials will be sent to you a day prior to the training.


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing in Work with Youth:

Integrating Theory and Practice - 15 CE Credits


Course Description:


Help your clients to build and strengthen motivation to change problematic behaviors (e.g. substance use disorders, unhealthy eating habits, and poor treatment engagement and adherence). This 2-day intensive training will introduce participants to the spirit, principles, processes, and skills used in motivational interviewing, an evidence-based method. Learning activities will include live demonstration, video-tape examples, “real-plays,” and small group exercises, with plenty of opportunities for participant practice with feedback. This workshop is appropriate for behavioral health professionals and other service providers with no prior or minimal to moderate exposure to Motivational Interviewing.


Learning Objectives:  Through lecture, interactive exercises, role-play, video, and case examples, participants will learn how to:


Day 1:

  1. Describe the “spirit,” 4 key principles, and four processes of Motivational Interviewing

  2. Demonstrate skill with OARS (Open questioning, Affirming, Reflecting and Summarizing)


Day 2:

  1. Demonstrate at least 2 methods to elicit change talk

  2. Negotiate a change plan


Presented by:


JENNIFER BAITY, LCSW, LAADC, a licensed clinical social worker, currently works as a Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist at the San Francisco Behavioral Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital. She provides individual, group, and family treatment for adults with serious and persistent mental illness who also have problematic substance use histories, provides staff and intern supervision and training, and co-developed the co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) program at SFBHC. She has provided in-depth training to clinicians providing services to youth and adults since 1991 and regularly trains staff in mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in training on diagnosis and treatment of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions and motivational interviewing.



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




There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day that does not count toward continuing education hours.


Full series meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing education credit 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.

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider Number CEP 15222 for 15 Contact Hours. 


Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  Provider approved by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. 


We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion for Continuing Education if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed. 



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 emailing the Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice at


If you have any questions or would like to report a grievance, please contact:

Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 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. Trainings in Monterey provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.