Online and In-Person Professional Training - Summer Training Institute 2020

June 15-19, 2020

Los Altos / Palo Alto, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

Join us for Summer Training Institute 2020 on Police & Public Safety Psychology to be held at Palo Alto University, a mental health professional training provider in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, California. Summer Training Institute consists of up to five days of mix-and-match workshops presented by internationally recognized experts in Police & Public Safety Psychology. Build your practice and expand your skill set with expert training in Police & Public Safety Psychology. The program features both online professional training and in-person workshops.

COVID-19 Update: These workshops will move forward as scheduled. A decision regarding in-person attendance will be made after May 1 and will depend on the current guidance from Santa Clara County at that time. In person registrants will be accommodated online if we are unable to host these workshops in person.

Virtual attendance will remain the easiest option for those not in the San Francisco Bay Area and will proceed as planned. These workshops will be eligible for live CE credit and will take place online, in real time, and with interaction between presenters and participants (participants are able to share their cameras and microphones to ask questions or make comments). Join us!

This professional training opportunity is perfect for mental health professionals who are seeking a police and public safety specialty to their practice or who are planning to become board certified in the Police and Public Safety Psychology specialty by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Our Summer Training Institute 2020 offers:


* Professional training by internationally recognized experts *

* Evidence-based best practices, relevant research outcomes, clinical applications *

* Knowledge, skill set, and expertise to take your practice to the next level *

Workshop Schedule & Information

For more details or to register, click the workshop icon

Join Us All Week!

Serious about adding this specialty to your practice? Join us all week for $1000.

Add 1 workshop from each day to your cart and use promo code PPSPWEEK for $250 off registration. That’s 35 hours of training in Police & Public Safety Psychology for $1000.  

Our Forensic Psychology Organizational Training Instructors

Our instructors are nationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. They have extensive research and clinical backgrounds and are engaged in consultation and clinical practice in the police and public safety psychology sector. They are the “expert” experts. Each instructor relies on evidence-based best practices and relevant research outcomes to form the basis for the training and then highlights the clinical applications of the research evidence. Case studies and practical examples illustrate the concepts and their application. Increase your knowledge, skill set, and level of expertise through professional training presented by the field’s top experts.

David Corey, PhD, ABPP

Mark Zelig, PhD, ABPP

David Cox, PhD, ABPP

Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP

Joel Fay, PhD, ABPP

Ellen Kirschman, PhD

Jocelyn Roland, PhD, ABPP

Chris Weaver, PhD

Sgt. Vanessa Payne

Stephen Hart, PhD

Gary Fischler, PhD, ABPP

John Nicoletti, PhD, ABPP

Kris Mohandie, PhD, ABPP

Jaime Brower, PsyD, ABPP

Nancy Bohl, PhD

Michael Craw, PhD, ABPP

Jay Nagdimon, PhD, ABPP

Jeni McCutcheon, PsyD, ABPP

Philip Trompetter, PhD, ABPP

Professional Training with a Great Vibe

What could be better than spending a few days in California in June, attending training sessions to develop your skills and build your practice by day, and hanging out with new friends and colleagues by night, taking in all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer?

Aside from the best professional training sessions you’ve ever attended, Summer Training Institute is the perfect way to enjoy a great location at a great time of year and meet friends and colleagues with similar interests. Invest in your professional development and enjoy a few days in a great location. Why not take a few days to come to California this June and hang out with us?

CONCEPT Professional Training

Wanna Join But Can’t Get to Palo Alto?

If you would like to ‘attend’ one or more of these workshops but cannot travel to Palo Alto, consider virtual attendance. This year, we are pleased to offer online professional training for our summer workshops via ZOOM. Attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all forensic psychology online course materials.

We look forward to having you join us either in person or virtually!

Are you a Training Director or Interested in Group Registration for 5 or more? Please complete the form below and we will contact you to initiate the process.

APA, CPA, POST, ASWB, NBCC Board-Approved Workshops

California psychologists, social workers, counselors, and MFTs are all eligible for CEs (CEUs). For a complete listing of board approvals, visit

Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University

Event Information


Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

Social Events

On select nights during the week, we will hold social events close to campus. Information will be e-mailed out to registered participants, and we’ll let you know where we’re hangin’.


The following hotels are located walking distance from where the workshops will be held:

Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View (0.5 miles)
1854 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

Country Inn Motel (0.8 miles)
4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto (1.3 miles)
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto (1.2 miles)
4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Holiday Inn Express : Mountain View – S Palo Alto
1561 West El Camino Real,Mountain View, California 94040

Continuing Education

Palo Alto University, Continuing and Professional Studies (CONCEPT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CONCEPT maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. We are also approved to offer continuing education units in forensic psychology for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Please see the complete listing of CE approvals here.

For in-person criminal forensic mental health training workshops, we offer a 50% refund until June 1st. There are no refunds after June 1st, but we will accommodate with access to ZOOM attendance or the online professional training program when it becomes available. We will always accommodate a credit towards another one of our training programs. 🙂 ​