CONCEPT Professional Training

CONCEPT is Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing & Professional Studies, a not-for-profit offering world-class education for mental health professionals.


Over 100 Self-Paced Programs, Essential & Trending Topics.


Earn Local, State, National Continuing Education Credit.


Evidence-based Programming on Best Practices in Specialty Areas.

Upcoming Events at CONCEPT

2021 OhioMHAS Annual Forensic Conference: Current Issues Across the System

If you work in the forensic space, then you’re likely aware that the half-life of forensic knowledge is just 7 years–making it essential to stay on-top-of the latest research. 

Join us for one or all sessions, on the following key topic areas:

  • November 2nd: The Intersection of Mental Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System
  • November 4th: National Issues related to Competency Restoration and Ohio’s Response: Implementation of SB2
  • November 5th: Dual Status Youth: Innovative Solutions & Positive Outcomes
  • November 12th: The Role of the Mental Health Court in Ohio, now and moving forward

Speakers include Dr. John A. Tuell, Dr. Neil Gowensmith, Dr. Elizabeth Kelley, as well as an SB2 panel and a Supreme Court panel.


November 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 12th


Professional Bundle: $20, Student Bundle: $10

Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol Version 2 (RSVP-V2)

This workshop covers the latest research and significant updates to the Risk for Sexual Violence (RSVP-V2) instrument, a structured professional judgment guideline for assessing and managing risk for sexual violence.

Given the prevelance of sexual violence, it is critical that mental health professionals do their part by engaging in best practices to prevent future tragedies. 

Designed for risk assessment and management professionals, this workshop will be particularly valuable to those working in a variety of industries, including: criminal justice, security, victim services, forensic mental health, civil mental health, general health care, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, and legal services


November 9th & 10th, 2021



Elevate Your Practice with CONCEPT

CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies at Palo Alto University exists to elevate the level of practice and professional fulfillment for mental health and allied professionals through premium, customizable courses taught by leading subject matter experts.  Our innovative, high-quality, and flexible post-graduate training is offered through an easy-to-use, learner-centric platform or in-person, with an ability to flex to different formats to suit varied needs and learning styles. Our programs provide meaningful training to fill education gaps, helping our students practice lifelong excellence.

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Transforming Mental Health Professionals into Specialists

CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies trains mental health professionals towards certification in specialty areas.

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