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CONCEPT Professional Training & Palo Alto University Announce Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

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Summer Training at Palo Alto University

CONCEPT Professional Training Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

Summer Training at Palo Alto University

CONCEPT Professional Training and Palo Alto University Announce Summer Training Institute Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / -- CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, and Palo Alto University, Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, announced today that Dr. Lisa Piechowski will present a 2-day workshop on workplace disability evaluation art this year’s Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University August 20th – 24th, 2018.

Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match professional development workshops presented by internationally renowned experts in forensic psychology.

This year, internationally recognized expert in civil forensic evaluation in a workplace disability context, Dr. Lisa Drago Piechowski, will present a 2-day workshop on Evaluation for Workplace Disability.

This workshop will provide a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability status such as ADA, disability insurance, and social security. An overview of various types of disability cases will be presented, with an emphasis on the underlying legal context, including recent changes to social security regulations. Next, the basis for the evaluation of disability will be explored focusing on functional assessment. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, assessing dissimulation, and identifying examiner-related threats to validity. This will be followed by a discussion of practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating the findings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills through in depth case studies including background information, test data, and collateral information.

This workshop is eligible for continuing education credit. For a complete listing of approvals

For more information on the Summer Training Institute 2018, visit the information page.

Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, correctional, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. CONCEPT’s professional training programs are presented by the field’s top experts and are based on empirical research and best practices. CONCEPT is dedicated to providing premium professional training, enhanced by technology and e-learning pedagogy, in an accessible online format.

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Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.

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