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Summer Training at Palo Alto University

Presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom

Summer Training at Palo Alto University

CONCEPT Professional Training and Palo Alto University Announce Summer Training Institute Workshop on Using the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Evaluation

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 9, 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. Martin Sellbom will present a day-long workshop on using the MMPI-A-RF in juvenile forensic psychological evaluations at 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 the MMPI-2-RF and the MMPI instruments in forensic evaluations, Dr. Martin Sellbom, will present a workshop on the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations.

This introductory level workshop introduces the 241-item version of the MMPI-A, the MMPI-A Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), to psychologists working in juvenile forensic settings. The rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-A-RF, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, psychometric functioning of its scales, and interpretive recommendations will be discussed. A substantial portion of time will be devoted to applications of the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Court evaluations. In addition, some topics of particular importance in forensic evaluations from a personality assessment perspective (e.g., malingering) will be discussed in detail. The workshop will also emphasize discussion of how to defend MMPI-A-RF opinions in court for general purposes of use, with an emphasis on Daubert and Frye challenges. Participants will practice interpretation of the MMPI-A-RF using case examples.

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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