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.


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Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Over the course of 8 hours on October 1st and 8th, we will train you to manage and treat your forensic clients using risk assessment data. Specifically, we will cover:

  • Theoretical information about the process of case formulation and its general utility
  • Current practices, and their empirical basis
  • Controversies about the relevance of particular types of data
  • Nomothetic and idiographic aspects of formulations
  • Using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework, used to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets


October 1st & 8th, 2021



HCR-20-V3 Case Study #8

The latest case study for the HCR-20 risk assessment training is here! Given its widespread applicability, this case study is best suited for mental health workers in general, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other allied professionals. 

  • The case focuses on an adult male working in Alberta, Canada, who works in automobile manufacturing for the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • He was alleged to have discussed weapons while at work, carried weapons to work, made weapons at work, and to have been physically violent toward his coworkers, and made his coworkers fearful for their physical safety.
  • You are tasked to complete a violence risk assessment to assist the workplace in deciding what steps, if any, must be taken to ensure the safety of employees.


Materials released October 8th, 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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