Brands we work with


Substance Use

John Muir Health

  • Motivational Interviewing curriculum for Family Medicine residents 


Walnut Creek, CA

University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Motivational Interviewing curriculum for Family Medicine residents 


  • Motivational Interviewing workshops to pediatric residents Pediatrics Residency Program lecture series

Spring 2014

  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds series on Motivational Interviewing Department of Internal Medicine

April 2014

Galveston, Texas

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds series and resident didactics on Motivational Interviewing Department of Family Medicine

May 2014

Primary Care

Alameda Health System

  • Motivational Interviewing Workshop

  • Focus: Hypertension, Diabetes and Diet

June 27, 2018

Hayward, CA

LifeLong TRUST Health Center

  • Motivational Interviewing Workshop. Facilitator/ coach

  • Focus: Homelessness, chronic illness, dual diagnosis

October 18, 25, 2016

Oakland, CA

  • Motivational Interviewing Coaching for LifeLong Health Coaches

  • Focus: Homelessness, chronic illness, dual diagnosis

April 20, 27, 2017

Oakland, CA

Alameda Hospital

  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Invited lecture.

  • Focus: Primary Care

  • Education day at Alameda Hospital

March 23, 2017

Alameda, CA

Practice Update “Expert Opinion”
Primary Care as the Front Line in Mental Health Care Interview July 25, 2013 http://www.practiceupdate.com/expertopinion/428 

Medical Education

California Society of Addiction Medicine

  • Motivational Interviewing for busy clinicians

  • Pre-conference workshop

  • The state of the art in addiction medicine review course

August 2017, August 2018

San Francisco, CA

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

  • The UCSF Family medicine Faculty Development Program

  • Finding Common Ground when you have to say “no” to opioids: A symposium for prescribers and teachers. (co-facilitator) 

January 28, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Baylor College of Medicine

  • SAMHSA grant training program for primary care medical residents on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT)

  • 2011-2014 Motivational Interviewing Trainer

  • Two-day Motivational Interviewing Skills Workshop for Faculty and Resident Champions

Houston, TX

Mental Health

Alabama Marriage and family Therapy Association 2015 Conference

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): Implications and Applications for MFT’s in the next frontier of Primary Care, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Two-day workshop.

Feb 20-21, 2015

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

  • “The promise of Behavioral Health Integration” Behavioral Health Regional Conference

May 2014



It’s unusual to find someone who is able to balance intellectual rigor and emotional intelligence. Add to this the ability to teach- to share knowledge and inspire learners- and you’ve found a truly unique individual. Catalina is this and more. She is an educator who shares, connects and inspires.
— Director, UCSF Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship