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Share your expertise with other professionals in forensic mental health in beautiful Monterey!

About the 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 consists of high quality presentations relating 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 the forensic mentally ill population.

Deadlines
Presentations: August 1, 2017
Posters: January 1, 2018

What We Look for in Proposals
We are seeking proposals that address juvenile mental health, legal, clinical, sex offender, and psychiatric issues as they relate to changes in forensic mental health, evidenced-based best practices, innovative programs with statistical support, and other relevant topics in the field.  Presentations addressing current issues, research, treatment and assessment in forensic mental health are also welcome.  This year we are particularly looking for topics on treatment and topics relating to law enforcement.

Presentation Requirements
> Time allotted per workshop is 90 minutes.
> Presenters are expected to provide their own handouts to attendees.  Handouts will be posted on the website prior to the event and distributed at the conference on CDs.  If handouts include any copyrighted materials, they can only be provided to attendees by presenters.
> One complimentary conference attendance per presentation will be allotted for the main speaker, unless otherwise specified.
> Expenses are not reimbursed. 

Poster Requirements
> Posters should have the following format: horizontal size 150 cm x vertical size 120 cm (maximal dimension of individual panels) and will be mounted on easels.
> Rigid backing is REQUIRED; easels will not support limp paper.
> A poster session with authors is held on Wednesday. 
> Conference attendance is not included
> Expenses are not reimbursed.

Presentation and poster applicants both use the same application.
Download Application (.doc)

 

 

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