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

Report Writing for Forensic Evaluation

Since reports and affidavits are the way forensic psychologists communicate with judges and attorneys, writing clearly and concisely is absolutely critical. In this workshop, we will explore the latest research and best practices to write forensic reports effectively, pulling from real-world examples.

This 2-day, 8-hour workshop will give you 8 CEUs, and is ideal for mental health professionals specifically interested in forensic psychology, at all stages of their careers.


June 11th & 18th, 2021



HCR-20-V3 Case #7

The latest version of HCR-20 risk assessment training is here!

Case #7 focuses on an adult male working in the sanitation department at a local university in Mississauga, Canada. He was alleged to have made statements about gangs, hunting, firearms, and physical violence that made his coworkers and supervisors concerned for their physical safety and the safety of the campus community. You are tasked with completing a violence risk assessment to assist the university in deciding what steps, if any, must be taken to ensure the safety of members of the campus community. 


Materials released July 9th, 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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Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts.

CE Credit

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


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