2017 One Day Trainings

  • Introduction To Juvenile Hearings And Franklin Hearings For Evaluators And Attorneys

    There is a wave of hearings occurring in California courts as a result of the passing of Proposition 57 and the case of People v. Franklin, both occurring in 2016. Prop 57 eliminates the authority of prosecutors to directly file petitions in criminal (i.e., adult) court and requires that the juvenile court hold a hearing and determine if a transfer to criminal court is appropriate.

    Per the Franklin ruling, individuals who were under 23 years old when they committed a crime for which the punishment may be life in prison must be afforded adequate opportunity to make a record of mitigating evidence tied to their youth, such as cognitive ability, character, and social and family background. Such information may include evaluations and testimony and will be relevant in their eventual youth offender parole hearings, at which point any subsequent growth and increased maturity shall also be considered. The right to have a record of this information applies to current cases, as well as those previously adjudicated.

    Evaluators are being asked to weigh in on the above matters and provide psychological profiles to the Court, but where to begin? What legal questions must be answered? What do judges and attorneys need to know? Which assessment methods yield the most relevant information? How can attorneys ensure that their evaluators address the heart of the issue?

    These questions and more will be posed to a panel consisting of a forensic psychologist and legal professionals with experience participating in these hearings, with the aim of educating attendees about the necessary elements of these evaluations. It is estimated that thousands of these hearings will take place in the coming year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be ahead of the curve!

    *NEW* You may now pay to reserve your spot or pay in full at the time of registration! A $50 deposit is required to register for this event and will be refunded after we receive payment from your organization (if applicable). This deposit is NOT refundable upon cancellation of attendance.

    BERKELEY - October 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fee: $160

    Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus
    2601 Warring St., Bldg 14
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    • Onsite Parking $10
    • Lunch provided

    LONG BEACH - October 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fee: $160

    Grand Long Beach Events Center
    4101 E Willow Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815

    • Complimentary onsite Parking
    • Box Lunch provided

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 units for professional licenses: BBS, BRN, CPA, STC, and MCLE.
    CEU Statements: FMHAC is approved by the California Psychological Association to 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.

  • Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: Characteristics, Assessments, Management and Treatment

    This all day workshop will discuss important issues regarding adolescents who sexually offend. The psychiatric and neuropsychological characteristics, recidivism rates, and major risk assessment tools will be presented. Relevant brain and neuropsychological development will be discussed. Probation management strategies and prosocial treatment methods will be presented. This workshop is appropriate for probation and detention staff, mental health professionals, and attorneys.

    Northern California only- Berkeley
    Norbert Ralph, PhD, MPH
    Cory Adams, MFT, Terra Nova Counseling
    Wendy Herrera, PsyD, San Francisco Forensic Institute

    January 23, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Register, $100 + $15 for CEs

    First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
    2407 Dana St.
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    • Parking: onsite, $9
    • Lunch will not be included

    About the Presenter
    Dr. Ralph is a clinical psychologist at the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco, and Coordinator of the Juvenile Sexual Responsibility Program there. He is the co-author the CCOSO Adolescent Guidelines. Dr. Ralph is also a psychiatric epidemiologist, and neuropsychologist, who has authored over30 articles, book chapters, or books. This includes "Being A Pro" (2016), a prosocial skills training program for juveniles published by Safer Society Press. He was formerly Associate Clinical Professor in Family Practice, University of California School of Medicine at Davis.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: 7 units for professional licenses: BBS, BRN, CPA, STC, and MCLE. This training fulfills general CASOMB units.
    CE Statements: The CCOSO Bay Area Chapter is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. CCOSO Bay Area maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. STC Certification through CCOSO Bay Area: STC Cert# 06618341. CPA OPD Provider Code: CAL091. (Forensic Mental Health Association of California) State Bar of California MCLE Provider #15388.