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 Workshops at CONCEPT

Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START)

This 2-day workshop will train correctional and behavioral health professionals on a structured approach to support decisions and case planning for those who may pose a violent risk. This framework is widely recognized as a best practice, thanks to its emphasis on building up strengths as well as mitigating risks.


October 22nd - 23rd, 8:30a - 4:30pm Pacific


$500 for 14 Continuing Education Credits

Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychology

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a variety of focused, 4-hour workshops and 7-hour workshops in our Contemporary Issues series. 


October 28th - November 1st, Varying Times


$100 Each

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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Learn about our group training programs, so you can simplify and scale your new staff training and onboarding in areas such as forensic psychology, counseling, and more.