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

The Importance of Risk Communication: Expert Testimony

As one of the most important skills to prevent violence, mastering the latest risk communication techniques is crucial for all mental health professionals, no matter what stage they’re at in their career. Given the challenging and nuanced nature of risk communication, we’ve curated best practices related to the structure, content, and processes ideal for expert testimony. 

In this 1-hour webinar, you will earn 1 CE as Kelly Watt presents case illustrations that highlight the latest and greatest practices to resolve common challenges. 


April 14th, 2021



FREE - Suicide Assessment & Treatment Planning via Tele-Mental Health

Last year, the pandemic put tele-mental health front and center as a critical skill, and this skill will continue to grow in importance over time. To this end, we’ve curated a free 1.5 hour webinar that will train you on a strengths-based approach to an important topic area: suicide assessment and treatment.

Earn 1.5 CEUs with John Sommers-Flanagan as he demonstrates and discusses an interactive interviewing approach, contrasting it alongside common standardized assessment strategies (e.g., the PHQ-9, the ASK, and the Columbia).


April 28th, 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.

Expert Instructors

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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