Upcoming Conference

The 43rd Annual FMHAC Conference
March 21-23, 2018

The Annual Conference of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California is held each March at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Monterey, CA. It offers high quality presentations pertaining to forensic mental health and relevant to medical and mental health clinicians, law enforcement, the courts, parole and probation officers, and other professionals working with mentally ill offenders.

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Registration Open!

Lodging

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, 93940-4908
Phone: 831-372-1234

 Hotel Reservations 

Continuing Education

14 units available for: BBS, BRN, CPA, MCLE CE
Statements: FMHAC is approved by the California Psychological Association t o provide continuing professional education for psychologists. FMHAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider #FOR005. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences through the California Psychological Association. State Bar of California MCLE Provider #15388.

Upcoming Conference Overview

Board of Directors Elections:

  • Secretary
  • Director of Conference
  • Director of Education

Schedule:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

1:00 pm (1.5 units)

  • Effective Treatment of Violent Juvenile Delinquents: The Mendota Model
    Gregory Van Rybroek, PhD, JD & Michael Caldwell, PsyD

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm (3 units)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in the Real World
    Myrinda Schweitzer Smith, PhD

4:15 pm Break

6:30 pm Welcome Reception

(Includes Poster Presentations and Exhibitors)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

9:00 am (1.5 units)- Breakout Session 1

Choose one session to attend.

  • Discharge Planning for Severely Mentally Ill Clients in Jail: Unexpected Challenges and New Pathways
    Andrea Dauber-Griffin, PhD
  • The Emerging Neuroscience of Third-Party Punishment
    Judge Morris Hoffman
  • Practical Methods for Assessing and Treating Prosocial Skills in Probation Youth
    Norbert Ralph, PhD, MPH
  • Evidence For and Against the Use of Antisocial Personality Disorder as a Qualifying Diagnosable Mental Disorder for Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment
    James Rokop, PhD
    Melinda DiCiro, PsyD
  • Words to Deeds: County Best Practices

10:30 am Coffee Break

11:00 am (1.5 units)- Breakout Session 2

Choose one session to attend.

  • Suicide Risk Assessment: What is the Standard of Care?
    Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD
  • Increasing Treatment Engagement Through the Use of In-Court Screenings
    Teresa Pemberton, LMFT
    Judge Dodie Harman; Joshua Woodbury, LMFTi
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a Prosocial Intervention for Probation Involved Youth
    Norbert Ralph, PhD, MPH
    Cory Adams, LMFT
  • Laws Governing Use of Polygraph in the CA Sex Offender Containment Model
    Janet Neeley, JD
  • Words to Deeds: Sharing the Vision

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm (1.5 units)- Breakout Session 3

Choose one session to attend.

  • Differential Diagnosis and Medication Assisted Treatment
    Thomas Freese, PhD
  • What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About Transfer Hearings
    Rourke F. Stacy, JD
  • Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Teens and Young Adults in the Justice System (Part 1)
    Sam Himelstein, PhD
  • STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007: What’s New (Part 1)
    Lea Chankin, PsyD
  • Words to Deeds: Moving from Innovation

3:30 pm Coffee Break

4:00 pm (1.5 units)- Breakout Session 4

Choose one session to attend.

  • Jail Based Competency Treatment Models in California: How Are They Performing and Changing?
    Mark A. Grabau, PhD
    Melanie Scott, PsyD; Matt Garber, Deputy Director
  • Current Issues in Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluation
    Melinda DiCiro, PsyD
    Trayci Dahl, PhD, ABPP; Susan Napolitano, PhD; Brandon Yakush, PsyD
  • Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Teens and Young Adults in the Justice System (Part 2)
    Sam Himelstein, PhD
  • STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007: What’s New (Part 2)
    Lea Chankin, PsyD
  • Words to Deeds: Breaking Boundaries

5:30 pm FMHAC Business Meeting

Friday, March 23, 2018

8:30 am (3 units)

  • Translating Trauma-Informed Care Principles Into Forensic Mental Health Practice
    Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW

10:00 am Break