The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice at the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University is dedicated to providing law enforcement, security professionals, other first responders, and mental and allied health professionals with practical forensic education and training.
The Institute’s Online Advanced Practice Certificates cover diverse subject areas, while sharing one single objective: To support our participants to effectively prevent and manage conflict and violence.
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Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Provides professionals with a greater understanding of conflict dynamics and the knowledge and skills to support conflict resolution.
Designed for professionals interested in gaining a foundational understanding of the application of science to language in the context of criminal and civil law.
Supports professionals to use the science of victimology and victim profile construction to engage in effective prevention, investigation, intervention, and policy development.
Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology
Supports mental health professionals working within, or seeking to work within, correctional systems to attain the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to success and safety.
Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology with Assessment
Designed for licensed psychologists and doctoral students who seek advanced knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to success and safety.
Fundamentals of Military and Veterans Psychology
Supports mental health professionals to provide essential services to active and veteran military personnel and their families.
Fundamentals of Police Psychology
Provides mental health professionals with foundational knowledge and skills to work with law enforcement and public safety personnel in multiple contexts, including private practice, law enforcement agencies, and health care.
Police Psychology for Licensed Practitioners
Designed for licensed psychologists and doctoral students who seek advanced knowledge and skills to work with law enforcement and public safety personnel.
Provides mental health professionals and students with a greater understanding of telemental health as a professional practice option.
About The Institute
The California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety and Justice is part of the California School of Forensic Studies. CSFS is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.
As a division of CSFS, the Institute is an official corporate sponsor of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). Many of the Advanced Practice Certificates are also eligible for Continuing Education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA). All are offered online by faculty experts who practice in the respective fields, and who bring their experience into the virtual classroom to transform theory into practice.
Program Campus Locations
The Institute’s Certificate Programs are only offered online. Explore all of our online programs below.
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The California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.