Workshops & Professional Trainings

I am available for workshops and professional trainings on topics ranging from the neurobiology of addiction to responsible drinking skills.

Past audiences have included mental health patients from Contra Costa Health Services, mental health providers from Bayside Marin and Sequoia Center, and forensic service agencies such as the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Probation Office.

Please contact me for availability and fees.

Training for mental health professionals

  • Neurocircuitry of addiction
  • Motivational interviewing skills training
  • Harm reduction psychotherapy
  • Research methods for defining success with harm reduction psychotherapy
  • Understanding and treating impulse control disorders, such as sex addiction and kleptomania

Workshops for organizations interested in educating their employees on healthy practices

  • Responsible drinking
  • Substance use skills

Past Trainings & Workshops

Fernández, J. (2016, July).  Just Say Know! Understanding and Preventing Addiction. Workshop for the Young Women’s Saturday Program, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in Oakland, CA.

Corsale, E., Fernández, J., & Smithstein, S. (2014, October). Pathways Institute Juvenile Theft Prevention Program. Presentation to San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department

Fernández, J. (2013, December). Addressing Chemical Dependency in Forensic Settings. Clinical training lecture for post-doctoral interns at Sharper Future, Oakland, CA.

Fernández, J. (2013, November). Eliciting Positive Change with Motivational Interviewing. Skills training lecture for students at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.

Fernández, J. (2013, June). The Neurobiology of Addiction. Psychoeducational presentation for patients of the Nevin House, Anka Behavioral Health, Contra Costa Health Services, Mental Health Division in Richmond, CA.

Fernández, J. (2013, May). Taking Back What’s Been Stolen. Workshop for pre-trial diversion patients, Neighborhood Courts, Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón in San Francisco, CA.

Corsale, E. & Fernández, J. (2013, February). Why treat compulsive stealing? Presentation given to the United States Probation Office, Northern District of California in San Francisco, CA.

Fernández, J. (2012, November). Defining Success in HRP using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Presentation given at the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference in Portland, OR.

Fernández, J. & Kline, T. (2012, October). Impulse Control Disorders: Diagnosis and Evidence Based Practices. Presentation given at Bayside Marin in San Francisco, CA.

Fernández, J. & Smithstein, S. (2012, January). Impulse Control Disorders. Presentation given at Bayside Marin in San Francisco, CA.

Corsale, E., Fernández, J., & Smithstein, S. (2011, May). Impulse Control Disorders. Presentation given at Community Justice Court in San Francisco, CA.

Fernández, J. (2011, April). Impulse Control Disorders. Presentation given at Sequoia Center in Redwood City, CA.

Fernández, J. (2010). Reducing Negative Consequences Associated with Substance Misuse within a Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Model: Preliminary Results. Presentation given at the Harm Reduction Coalition Conference, Austin, Texas.


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