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The 40th Annual FMHAC Conference
March 18-20, 2015
Monterey, CA

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To pay by mail: Registration Form (pdf)
Conference Schedule (coming soon)
CEU Information is below.

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
> Hotel Reservations, conference rate of $129/night.
Includes Resort Fee (wifi in guest rooms, parking, activity discounts)

(Full Schedule coming soon.)

Conference Schedule
Wednesday, March 18th
1:00pm Opening Presentation
5:30pm Welcome Reception
7:00pm 40th Anniversary Celebration & Dinner

Thursday, March 19th
8:30am - 5:00pm Breakout Presentations
5:00pm FMHAC Business Meeting and Board Elections

Friday, March 20th
8:30am - 12noon Closing Presentation

40th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us at our annual conference to celebrate FMHAC’s 40th Anniversary! We’ll have dinner and dancing at the Welcome Presentation and excellent breakouts on topics including mindfulness and substance abuse, computer forensics, and complex trauma. More presentations to be announced soon.

Your registration includes the full conference, including the Opening Session, Keynote/Welcome Reception, Anniversary Dinner, Thursday Breakouts and lunch, and Friday Closing Session. 

Featured Presentations
Transforming Mental Health Systems – A Judicial Perspective 
Strategies for Planning, Leadership, Financing, and Service Development
Judge Steven Leifman

Paraphilic Disorders in DSM-5 and ICD-11
The Role of Androgen Reduction Therapy for the Treatment of Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
Richard Krueger, MD

Addiction Treatment for the 21st Century: New Findings, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
Mark Willenbring, MD

Child Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Youth
Lisa Conn, MFT, Carrick Adam, MD

Historical Artifacts from Patton State Hospital
Anthony Ortega, LCSW

Blame in Criminal Misconduct
David Naimark MD
Brian Benjamin, MS IV

Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Incarcerated Youth and Young Adults
Sam Himelstein, PhD

Improving Suicide Risk Assessment with Offenders: Collaboration and Research to Inform Practice in CDCR and DSH
Robert Horon, PhD
Robert Canning, PhD
Todd McManus, PhD

The Psychoanalytic Bridge Between Psychology and the Law in SVP Evaluations: Assessing Emotional and Volitional Impairment
Eric P. Simon, PhD, ABPP

Enhanced Treatment Unit: A Successful Intervention for Violent Inpatients
Marie Cugini Schur, PhD

Practical Assessment and Treatment Methods for Prosocial Reasoning for Probation Youth
Norbert Ralph, PhD, MPH

Computer Forensics Learning from Bytes Taken Out of Crime: Prevention, Treatment, and Assessment Utilizing Digital Discovery
Glenn Scott Lipson, PhD, ABPP
Frederick Lane, JD
Randy Ellen Kasper, LCSW

‘Just Get Over It' Just Isn't Enough: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Trauma-Informed Care
Alicia Summers, PhD

Whole Community Solutions for Mental Health Crisis
Mark Anderson, MA

Legal Foundations For Mental Health Testimony: Updating Your Understanding Of The Courtroom's Legal Requirements For The Presentation Of Mental Health Evidence In California State And Federal Courts
John Philipsborn, Esq

A Social-Ecological Approach to Community Trauma and Optimal Wellness: Practical Tools to Heal from Complex Trauma for Youth and Young Adults
Robert Hernandez
Fidel Rodriguez

Motivational Interviewing with Involuntary Clients
Jennifer Baity, LCSW, LAADC

Life After Life: Healthright 360’s Experiences With Clients Released From Custody After Up To 50 Years Of Incarceration
Wayne Garcia

Unraveling the Mysteries of Criminal Responsibility
Judge Morris Hoffman

Conference Tuition includes attendance to all sessions, Wednesday Anniversary Celebration and lunch on Thursday.


Early-Bird (before February 18th)
$400 FMHAC Member
$500 Non-Member
$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)

$425 FMHAC Member
$525 Non-Member
$220 Student Member, Full-Time Student (must send proof of full-time student status)
$265 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 25th; $100 fee if received after February 25th.
Cancellations are not accepted after March 13, 2015

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners / Board of Registered Nursing
FMHAC is an approved provider through the BBSE (PCE 480) and the BRN (CEP 5965).
11 CEUs available in 2015:
2 CEUs Wednesday Opening Session
up to 6 CEUs for the 2nd day
up to 3 CEUs for Wrap-up Session

Mandatory Continuing Education for Psychologists (MCEP)
FMHAC is an approved provider through the CPA (FOR005):
11 CEUs available in 2015:
2 CEUs Wednesday Opening Session
up to 6 CEUs for the 2nd day
up to 3 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 applies for CMEs for each conference, selected sessions. Check back for information about this year's conference.

California State Bar (MCLE)
FMHAC is an approved provider, Provider #15388, selected sessions. Check back for number of MCLEs this year.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
FMHAC applies for POST credit for this conference, selected sessions. Check back for number of POST credits this year.

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 40th Annual FMHAC Conference
March 18-20, 2015
Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Monterey, CA
> Full Schedule Coming Soon

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Conference Scholarship
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Each year, six students receive free conference tuition and lodging during the conference.  In exchange for this scholarship, students accept a few responsibilities during the conference 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.
More information

Board of Directors
Be an active member of FMHAC!
FMHAC Board of Directors open positions:
- President-Elect
- Vice President
- Treasurer
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 on 3/19!

Sustaining Membership
Becoming a sustaining member is a great way for you to show your support for FMHAC.
2014 Sustaining Members
Gilbert Abdalian, MS, MBA
Kenneth Carabello
Carson Chambers, PhD
Alette Coble, PhD
Marianne Davis, PhD
Harry Goldberg, PhD
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
Robert Hart, MD
Patrick Hudack, MFT
Laurie Hughes, PhD
Ronald Kaufman, PsyD
Cynthia Lermond, PsyD
Joseph Lockhart, PhD
David Meyer, Esq
Amy Phenix, PhD
Beverly Purdy, MD
Kelly Ross, LCSW
Munir Sewani, PhD
Tani Shaffer, PhD
Douglas Taylor Smith, LCSW

View past sustaining members in our Conference Archives.

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