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🎧 Friday CE Series: Treating Procrastination and Building Motivation in High School and College Student Clients

  • Fri, November 11, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • online via Zoom


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  • Members of SFCAMFT, RECAMFT, and East Bay CAMFT chapters are invited to participate in our session for free!

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Learn strategies to support teens and young adult clients with academic success 

Treating Procrastination and Building Motivation in High School and College Student Clients

2 CEs available

Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal chapter members!

Workshop Description

This presentation was created out of a desire to educate fellow therapists on the complicated topics of study skills, procrastination and motivation of clients who are high school and college students. During this presentation, participants will be given vignettes of students who did and did not have mastery skills needed to juggle multiple classes and teacher demands. School is the “job” of children and teens and therefore is important to understand if one is working with youth in therapy.

Presentation topics will include study skills, foresight and planning as they relate to homework/projects, self-monitoring during work/study time, how to set up a study space, methods of controlling distractions, causes of procrastination, how to address low student motivation and the impact of learning differences on one’s ability to track and monitor assignments in school.

Educational Goals

Therapists will gain greater insight into the obstacles for academic success facing clients who are in high school and college.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and address at least three underlying causes of low motivation in clients who are high school and college students
  2. Identify and address the impact of student procrastination as it relates to homework/project completion
  3. Describe how executive functioning deficits influence school performance
  4. Name at least two ways to support students of diverse backgrounds in their acquisition of study skills


    Christine Rodriguez

    Christina Rodriguez, LMFT has spent almost her entire career in public school education.  After attending the University of California at Berkeley for undergraduate studies in Psychology, Christina moved through two master’s programs at San Francisco State University, one in in Clinical Psychology and the other in School Psychology. After graduate school, Christina worked as a school psychologist in a Bay Area suburban school district. Christina's main role was administering a battery of tests to determine if students qualified for Special Education. Through all of these experiences, it became clear to Christina that preschool to grade twelve education is the foundation of our society. In 2014, Christina began a private practice mostly focused on teens and adults. She retired from the public school system in 2021 and continues supporting students and other clients in her private practice.

    The Zoom link and password are provided in the registration confirmation email after sign-up is completed.

    Attendance at the live event in full and completion of the evaluation at the end qualifies for 2 hours of Continuing Education (2 CEUs).

    Date: Friday, November 11
    Time: 12 noon to 2 pm Pacific
    Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal members, $20 for non-members.
    Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.

    Additional Information about Marin CAMFT CE Programs

    For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series or about joining the Marin CAMFT Continuing Education Committee, please contact our Director of Programs Norman Hering.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full duration of the program (on Zoom, or in person, per event details above) and complete the course evaluation to receive the CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact our Director of Programs at for more information.

    • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

    • Refund Policy: Our refund policy requires a $20 processing fee, therefore refunds are not available for this program, as the maximum purchase price is $20. We also do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant.  Please contact our Director of Program at with any questions.

    • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Director of Programs at
    • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director of Programs.

    • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    Continuing education credits are available for attendance in the Zoom presentation. You must stay on the Zoom meeting for the entirety of the training and complete the course evaluation afterward in order to receive a completion certificate.

    Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

    PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

    (415) 459 3484

    Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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