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What to Expect

Each bundle is comprised of 30-40 hours of programs covering practical skills that can be applied in forensic practice, such as expert testimony, report writing, and more. Upon completion of each program, you'll earn a digital badge which can be displayed on your resume or platforms like LinkedIn, ensuring colleagues and potential employers won't miss your new credential.

Maintain and broaden competence in all aspects of your forensic career, particularly for employers such as:

  • Community Mental Health Agencies
  • Forensic Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
  • State Hospitals

You'll also lay the groundwork for both civil and criminal case work, which presents a myriad of opportunities as an independent practitioner, such as:

  • Competency evaluations (the most common type of forensic evaluation in the nation)
  • Evaluations for workplace disability determinations
  • Personal injury cases
  • Civil rights cases



Foundational Framework for Badge-Earning Programs (Forensics I)

Foundational Framework for Badge-Earning Programs (Forensics II)

39,000+ Enrollments






CE hours



Our Values

The core values behind everything we do


Who We Are

We are CONCEPT, Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing & Professional Studies, a not-for-profit educational institution offering world-class continuing education programs for individuals and groups.


What We Do

We transform mental health generalists into specialists through meaningful courses from leading subject matter experts. Our innovative, high-quality, and flexible post-graduate training is offered through an easy-to-use, learner-centric platform with live or on-demand options.


Why We Do It

We exist to elevate the level of practice and professional fulfillment for mental health professionals, as a means of boosting confidence, improving lives, communities, and society.

Insights into the Field of Forensic Psychology

Patricia A. Zapf, Ph.D., fielded questions regarding her career in forensic psychology, including forensic assessments, criminal competencies &  career advice.

Below are the results of the Q&A.
Click for downloadable version.