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The 41st Annual FMHAC Conference
March 16-18, 2016
Monterey, CA

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Charles Scott, MD, speaking on malingering

Jennifer Skeem, PhD, speaking on "what works" for people with mental illness in the criminal justice system

Leon Evans, CEO, The Center for Health Care Services, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
Toby Ewing, Executive Director, Mental Health Services Act Oversight and Accountability Commission
Hallie Fader-Towe, Senior Policy Advisor for the Council of State Governments Justice Center

Using DSM-5 To Diagnose Controversial Paraphilias
Charles A. Flinton, PhD
Deirdre D’Orazio, PhD

Retention and Risk Reduction … or Let’s Bake Bread
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
Victoria Simon, PhD, MFT

Community Transition Center: A Collaborative Approach to Offender Reentry
Karna Lau, MPA
Michelle Romero, LMFT

Improving Decision-Making and Reducing Bias in Forensic Evaluations
Joseph Lockhart, PhD, ABPP
Saty Satya-Murti, MD, FAAN

Online Sexual Misconduct – Psychological Aspects and Risk Assessment
Hy Malinek, PsyD

Remediating Juvenile Competency to Stand:  The Kids’ Court School Competency Remediation Program
Rebecca Nathanson, PhD
Kimberly Larson, J.D., Ph.D.
Eraka Bath, M.D.

Addressing Theory of Mind Deficits in Children with Attachment Disorders
Randall Ramirez, LCSW, LMFT

Creative Strategies for De-criminalizing the Mentally Ill
Sandra Sigrist, LCSW
Christopher Z. Bulkeley, JD
Ian Evans, MFTI

Psychodynamic Forensic Case Formulation
Eric P. Simon

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
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Conference Schedule Overview: 14.5 CEs
Wednesday, March 16th
1:30pm - 6:30pm Keynote and Opening Presentation
6:30pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 17th
8:30am - 5:00pm Breakout Presentations
5:00pm FMHAC Business Meeting and Board Elections

Friday, March 18th
8:30am - 1:00pm Closing Presentation

Conference Tuition includes attendance to all sessions, the Welcome Reception and lunch on Thursday. The early registration rate ends on March 3, 2016.

$400 FMHAC Member, Early Bird
$500 Non-Member, Early Bird
$195 Student Member, Full-Time Student (must send proof of full-time student status)
$240 Student Non-Member, Full-Time Student (must send proof of full-time student status)

Not a member? Sign up here or with your conference registration.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing.
$50 cancellation fee if request is received by February 16th; $100 fee if received after February 16th.
Cancellations are not refunded after March 6, 2016

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
The BBS accepts CEs approved by the California Psychological Association (FOR005)
14.5 CEUs available in 2016:
4.5 CEUs Wednesday Keynote and Opening Session
up to 6 CEUs for the 2nd day Breakouts
up to 4 CEUs for Wrap-up Session

California Psychological Association (CPA)
FMHAC is an approved provider through the CPA (FOR005):
14.5 CEUs available in 2016:
4.5 CEUs Wednesday Keynote and Opening Session
up to 6 CEUs for the 2nd day Breakouts
up to 4 CEUs for Wrap-up Session
CE Statement: FMHAC is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. FMHAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
FMHAC will apply for CME, selected sessions. Check back for an update.

California State Bar (MCLE)
FMHAC is an approved provider, Provider #15388, selected sessions.


Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
FMHAC applies for POST credit for this conference, selected sessions. Check back for an update.

Board of Corrections (STC)
For Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) participants who need STC training credit for this event, please either arrange a work related special request before the event or apply for Special Certification after the event. Both of these go through your STC training manager/coordinator.  

The process for a Special Certification:
Inform your training manager that you will be attending this conference and you will be asking for a Special Certification.
Upon returning from the conference, inform your training manager how many hours you attended and ask them to submit a Special Certification for those hours.



The 41st Annual FMHAC Conference
March 16-18, 2016
Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Monterey, CA

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Student Scholarships
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Each year, six students receive free conference tuition and lodging in exchange for help with conference work, including registration/merchandise duty and CE signing in/out. 
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FMHAC Award Nominations
Submit your nomination for the
Rossiter and West Awards

The Rossiter Award honors an individual who has made an exceptional global contribution to the field of forensic mental health over a period of time.
The West Award recognizes a person significant individual contributions in areas such as forensic mental health education, clinical treatment, research or program development.
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Board of Directors
Be an active member of FMHAC!
FMHAC Board of Directors open positions:
- Secretary
- Director of Education
- Director of Conference
Contact us for more information about these positions. Letters of Interest with resumes must be submitted by March 1st.

Remember to join us at the FMHAC Annual Business Meeting at the conference!

Sustaining Membership
Becoming a sustaining member is a great way for you to show your support for FMHAC.
2015 Sustaining Members
Gilbert Abdalian, MBA, MFT
Kenneth Carabello
Sheila Carter
Carson Chambers, PhD
Marianne Davis, PhD
Jeffery Elias, Esq
Harry Goldberg, PhD
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
Carrie Gustafson
Robert Hart, MD
Ronald Kaufman, PsyD
Samuel Knudsen, Esq
Robert Leark, PhD
Cynthia Lermond, PsyD
David Meyer, Esq
Kelly Ross, LCSW
Armando Sandoval
Munir Sewani, PhD
Douglas Taylor Smith, LCSW

View past sustaining members in our Conference Archives.

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