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

LIVE: Recent Advances in Threat Assessment and Management: Terrorism

This live webinar on Recent Advances in Threat Assessment and Management: Terrorism is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

This webinar will feature a special guest and will discuss recent advances in theory, research, law, and practice relevant to threat assessment and management, with a focus on terrorism. The instructors will present, critically analyze, and debate recent publications relevant to this topic. Professionals will have an opportunity to pose questions to the instructors and engage in discussion with peers.


January 19th, 2022



Introduction to Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing Using the Revised NICHD Protocol

The Revised NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Protocol, developed over the last three decades, provides detailed research and evidence-based guidance for structured forensic interviews of young and vulnerable alleged victims of abuse. 

Effective use of the Protocol demands both (1) a thorough understanding of the underlying research and principles and (2) extended supervision and guidance as a trainee works to translate principles into effective practices.

This 5-week live workshop will review the underlying research that guided the development of the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol and informed its structure and content, particularly child, event, and interview factors. This program constitutes the first level—and is a prerequisite for other courses—in the certificate program for users of the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol.


January 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2022



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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Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts.

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Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice.


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