Summer Training Institute 2019

June 17-21, 2019 | Palo Alto, California

Join us for our Summer Training Institute to be held at Palo Alto University in beautiful Palo Alto, California. Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match workshops presented by internationally recognized experts.

Build your practice and expand your skill set with expert professional training by Drs. Stephen Hart, Brianne Layden, David Martindale, Martin Sellbom, Jaime Brower, Yotam Heineberg, and Philip Trompetter.

This professional training opportunity is perfect for forensic mental health professionals, law enforcement & correctional professionals, forensic evaluators, and those wishing to add to their clinical practice.

  • Professional training by internationally recognized experts
  • Evidence-based best practices, relevant research outcomes, clinical applications
  • Build the knowledge, skill set, & expertise to take your practice to the next level
APA, CPA, ASWB, NBCC board approved workshops. California psychologists, social workers, counselors and MFT’s are all eligible for CE’s (CEU’s). For a complete listing of board approvals https://www.concept-ce.com/board-approvals/

Professional Training with a Great Vibe

What could be better? Spending a few days in California in June, attending training sessions to develop your skills and build your practice by day, and hanging out with new friends and colleagues by night taking in all the Bay Area has to offer. Aside from the best professional training sessions you’ve ever attended, Summer Training Institute is the perfect way to enjoy a great location, at a great time of year, and meet friends and colleagues with similar interests. Invest in your professional development and enjoy a few days in a great location. Why not take a few days to come to California this June and hang out with us?

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Our Instructors

Our instructors are internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. They have extensive research backgrounds and are engaged in consultation and clinical practice. They are the “expert” experts. Each instructor relies on evidence-based best practices and relevant research outcomes to form the basis for the training and then highlights the clinical applications of the research evidence. Case studies and clinical examples illustrate forensic evaluation the concepts and their application. Increase your knowledge, skill set, and level of expertise through professional training presented by the field’s top experts.

Visit Our Instructors page (or the workshop page) for more information on our instructors.

Are you a Training Director or Interested in Group Registration for 5 or more? Please complete the form below and we will contact you to initiate the process.

Workshop Information

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Early Registration Rates Until April 1st, 2019

Allegations of Alienation or Child Sexual Abuse in Custody Evaluations

Presented by: Dr. David Martindale

1-Day | Monday June 17, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the primary sources of information used by evaluators in evaluations involving allegations of alienation or child sexual abuse.
  • Describe the distinctions between alienation and related concepts such as alliance, affinity, estrangement, and visitation resistance.
  • Describe the intrapsychic dynamics of the child that may contribute to alienation.
  • Describe the ways in which children’s cognitive development effects the way in which sexual abuse is experienced and reported.
  • Describe the elements of the child forensic interview process that serve to increase the accuracy of reporting by the child.
  • Describe the pros and cons of using dolls and drawings in the child forensic interview

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Assessment of Psychopathy via the CAPP and Clinical Assessment Instruments

Presented by: Dr. Martin Sellbom

1-Day | Monday June 17, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of the PCL instruments in forensic and correctional practice
  • Describe various theoretical perspectives of psychopathy
  • Describe the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised
  • Describe the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality
  • Describe how the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) measures psychopathy and its associated research base.
  • Describe how the Personality Assessment Inventory measures psychopathy and its associated research base.
  • Describe how the NEO Personality Inventory-3 measures psychopathy and its associated research base.
  • Describe how the Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory – IV measures psychopathy and its associated research base.
  • Describe how to use clinical assessment instruments in context of other information in the assessment of psychopathy

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Risk Management for Custody Evaluators and Court Involved Therapists

Presented by: Dr. David Martindale

1-Day | Tuesday June 18, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the link between animosity experienced by service recipients and the filing of complaints against service providers
  • Describe the decision-making procedures likely to be employed by regulatory agencies in processing complaints
  • Describe the operation of immunity provisions, and the many exceptions to those provisions
  • Describe the basic elements of the agreement between the service provider (evaluator or therapist) and the service recipient (evaluee or therapy client)
  • Describe the types of testimony (by evaluators or by treatment providers) that increase the risk of complaints
  • Describe the basic elements of a malpractice action

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations

Presented by: Dr. Martin Sellbom

1-Day | Tuesday June 18, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe the 51 MMPI-2-RF scales
  • Describe the interpretative framework for the MMPI-2-RF
  • Describe recommended procedure for evaluating public safety personnel
  • Describe a rational strategy for interpreting MMPI-2-RF under reporting scales in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe typical responding to the MMPI-2-RF in pre-employment contexts
  • Describe the research literature supporting recommendations for MMPI-2-RF application in pre-employment evaluations
  • Describe procedures and best practices in pre-employment psychological evaluations using the MMPI-2-RF

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Presented by: Dr. Yotam Heineberg

1-Day | Wednesday June 19, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe perspectives from the evolutionary model that underpins CFT towards psychoeducation, by offering clients insight into the three types of affect regulation systems (threat, drive and soothing), as well as insight into the complexities  and conflicts within the threat system processing, and related traumatic experiences
  • Describe attunement to moment to moment processes in psychotherapy, rooted in mindful practice and attachment-based sensitivity to alliance processes.
  • Describe the importance of embodiment, and the benefits of mindful attention in working with bottom up processing such as body sensations and visual imagery
  • Describe the Fears of Compassion scale, and framework towards assessment, psychoeducational, experiential and behavioral treatment goals.
  • Describe sensitivity to the three directions of compassion, giving, receiving and practicing self-compassion, their relationship with stress, depression, anxiety, and the importance of addressing blocks to the flows of compassion in three directions
  • Describe perspective from the multiple self framework
  • Describe how to orient clients towards the cultivation of their compassionate self, through psychoeducation, as well as somatic architype based cognitive behavioral experiential exercises
  • Describe appreciation of mindfulness and compassion based contemplative practices
  • Describe self criticism, and the inner critic, apply the distinction between shame  and threat based self attacking cognitions, and soothing based compassionate thinking.

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Assessing & Managing Risk for Self-Directed Violence (Suicide)

Presented by: Dr. Brianne Layden

1-Day | Wednesday June 19, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of self-directed violence and self-directed violence risk
  • Describe the principles of self-directed violence risk assessment focusing on Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approaches
  • Describe existing SPJ guidelines for self-directed violence risk assessment
  • Describe research evidence on risk factors for self-directed violence
  • Describe the basis for the development of new SPJ guidelines: The Self-Directed Violence – 20 (SDV-20)

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment and Management

Presented by: Dr. Stephen Hart

1-Day | Thursday June 20, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the definition and complexity of diversity
  • Describe the challenge and importance of considering diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk
  • Describe a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk
  • Describe general principles for considering diversity when conducting violence risk assessment and management
  • Describe how the framework and principles can be applied in practice

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Working with First Responders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

Presented by: Dr. Jaime Brower

1-Day | Thursday June 20, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the unique challenges faced by emergency responders
  • Describe how emergency services can have impacts on both responders and their families
  • Describe emergency responder cultural milieu
  • Describe the various core proficiencies each clinician may work within, while understanding limitations of such work and when to refer
  • Describe several guidelines and resources for competent and proficient practice with emergency responders

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Mental Disorder and Violence Risk

Presented by: Dr. Stephen Hart

1-Day | Friday June 21, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the complexity of the association between mental disorder and violence risk
  • Describe the mental health problems most relevant to violence risk
  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into risk formulation
  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into scenario planning
  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into case management plans

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Introduction to Police Psychology

Presented by: Dr. Philip Trompetter and Dr. Jaime Brower

1-Day | Friday June 21, 2019

Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the core domains of police and public safety psychology
  • Describe the police cultural milieu
  • Describe how police are trained to respond to threats and describe at least three misconceptions about police use of deadly force
  • Describe the differences between a pre-employment psychological screening and a fitness-for-duty evaluation of a law enforcement officer
  • Describe three examples of police training and consultation topics

7 Hours | 7 CE Credits | $300 $200

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Summer Training at Palo Alto University

Event Information

Location

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

More information to come regarding the location for each workshop but if you are traveling to California for Summer Training Institute, the easiest will be to stay near:

Social Events

On select nights during the week we will hold social events close to campus. Information will be e-mailed out to registered participants & we’ll let you know where we’re hangin’.

Hotels

The following hotels are located walking distance from where the workshops will be held:

Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View (0.5 miles)
1854 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

Country Inn Motel (0.8 miles)
4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto (1.3 miles)
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto (1.2 miles)
4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Continuing Education

Palo Alto University, Continuing & Professional Studies (CONCEPT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CONCEPT maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. We are also approved to offer continuing education units for social workers and counselors, please see the complete listing of CE approvals here.

For in-person workshops we offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks out from the start date of each workshop. There are no refunds within 2 weeks but will accommodate with access to the online program.​