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Below are our upcoming training events. Each training is approved by six Minnesota boards for continuing education credit. To register for an event, simply click the "Register" button and enter your information. You will then be directed to the PayPal payment portal, where you can use your PayPal account OR a credit card for payment.

If you would like to send in a form of payment other than via credit card (through PayPal), please download the registration form HERE and mail it to the address on the form.

If you are unable to register online or want to register a group, please email aiafsassoc@gmail.com.


Training Events

NOTE: All training materials are sent out electronically the week of the training event. Training materials will not be provided on-site. If you have registered for a training event but are not receiving emails, please contact darianbaiafs@gmail.com to ensure we have the correct email address for you.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Friday, December 20, 2019


Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Presenters: Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment Across the Lifespan

Friday, January 10, 2020


Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment Across the Lifespan

Presenters: Brittany Miskowiec, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




Psychology of Killing: Serial Homicides, Public and Domestic Mass Murders, Family Homicides, & Mysoped Murders

Friday, January 24, 2020


Psychology of Killing: Serial Homicides, Public and Domestic Mass Murders, Family Homicides, & Mysoped Murders

Presenters: Eric Hickey, Ph.D.

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




Motivational Interviewing in Clinical and Forensic Settings (A Two-Day Intensive Continuing Education Certificate Program)

Thursday, February 20 AND Friday, February 21, 2020


Motivational Interviewing in Clinical and Forensic Settings (A Two-Day Intensive Continuing Education Certificate Program)

Presenters: Leslie Barfknecht, LCSW and Ernest (Ernie) Marshall, LCSW

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 199.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)

This is a TWO-DAY training event. Attendance is required for the full two days to earn a CEU certificate.




Advanced Threat Assessment for School Settings: The Creation and Implementation of Threat Assessment and Management Teams in K-12 School Settings

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Advanced Threat Assessment for School Settings: The Creation and Implementation of Threat Assessment and Management Teams in K-12 School Settings

Presenters: Kostas A. Katsavdakis, Ph.D., ABPP

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




The Assessment of Response Style in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Friday, March 20, 2020


The Assessment of Response Style in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Presenters: Kostas A. Katsavdakis, Ph.D., ABPP

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




Advanced Motivational Interviewing in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Advanced Motivational Interviewing in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Presenters: Leslie Barfknecht, LCSW and Ernest Marshall, LCSW

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)

This is an ADVANCED COURSE in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and is intended to be highly interactive and for individuals who have already been trained in the basics of MI.




Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile and Adult Clinical and Forensic Populations

Friday, April 17, 2020


Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile and Adult Clinical and Forensic Populations

Presenters: Leslie Barfknecht, LCSW and Ernest Marshall, LCSW

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)




Trauma-Informed Care Assessment and Intervention in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Friday, May 8, 2020


Trauma-Informed Care Assessment and Intervention in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Presenters: Resmiye Oral, MD

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Parkview Meeting and Event Center in Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Directions to the Parkview Meeting and Event Center

Cost: 99.00

Click here for Course Description (PDF)



AIAFS is always looking for new training topics to meet the training needs and interests of our professional friends. If you have an idea for a training topic, please email us at aiafsassoc@gmail.com


AIAFS Credit Policy

AIAFS takes pride in bridging the gap of education in forensic mental health by offering affordably priced training events. We appreciate your consideration of attending an AIAFS training to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education credits.

If you are unable to attend an event for which you have already registered and paid, please contact AIAFS a minimum of one week before the event. A complimentary credit transfer equal to the amount paid at registration will be applied toward any upcoming training event. Requests made days before training will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

AIAFS will process the credit transfer for you. Please email us at aiafsassoc@gmail.com and include "Training Credit Transfer" in the subject line.





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