Free Live Webinar Series

Welcome to the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR)’s, a brand of MHS Public Safety, free live webinar series! GIFR is the leading provider of high-quality online training for mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals. Each year, GIFR hosts free webinars offered by thought-leaders and partnering organizations including Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network (SOCCPN).

The listed webinars are free, live, interactive, and open to anyone. Various webinars are also eligible for continuing education (CE) credit. Those that are eligible for CE credit will be indicated as so. NBCC credit is not available for live webinars. Complete the sign-up form of the webinar you wish to attend by clicking on “Read More”

Not able to attend the scheduled free webinar? All registrants will receive a free recording of the webinar as long as the respective registration form is submitted.

IMPORTANT: Attendees who are not current GIFR members must attend the free live webinar in its entirety in order to obtain CE credit. Recordings are not eligible for CE credit for non-members. Attendance will be monitored. To learn more about GIFR membership, visit

Title: The Five Stages of Incarceration: A Personal Story

Date: May 10, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Eastern

Eligible for: 1.5 CE Credits

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At 19, Lester Young was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole until 20 years had been served. During his time in prison, Lester struggled to find redemption and purpose. During this MHS Public Safety Webinar, "Five Stages of Incarceration," Lester will identify the stages of his journey in prison and how he moved past each stage that effectively prevented his growth.

Often, incarcerated individuals spend their time engaging in the same things that lead to incarceration. Lester instead utilized his time to start understanding and addressing the core issues that shaped his mindset and behavior that led to his imprisonment. This webinar will allow participants to better understand the challenges individuals within the prison environment endure relating to self-reflection, accountability, growth, and preparing to return to their family life, community, and new perspective of becoming a model citizen. This webinar will also explore personal addictions, guilt, shame, childhood traumas, and other various factors that play a role in one's decision-making and thought process that may lead to a criminal mindset and behavior choices leading to incarceration.

Title: Practical Strategies for the Treatment and Management of Persons with High Psychopathy and Anti-Social Characteristics

Date: April 5, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Eastern

CE Hours: 1.5

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Psychopathy is a construct that is viewed as difficult to manage and often presents challenges to treatment. In fact, some literature suggests that treating individuals with high psychopathy is ineffective or may even make their condition. There is a good deal of literature on the evaluation and etiology of psychopathy. However, there is little information on the effective treatment and management of individuals with high psychopathy utilizing principles of Risk, Needs, and Responsivity (RNR). It is essential to understand the personality characteristics of high psychopathy and antisocial persons to engage them in treatment and management effectively.

During this MHS Public Safety Webinar, Ernie Marshall, LCSW, will briefly review the construct and etiology of psychopathy and present practical strategies to engage individuals with high psychopathy in management and treatment successfully. Recognizing and effectively responding to these behaviors and some "Do’s and Don’ts" of working with this population will be discussed. Case examples will be presented to illustrate proposed strategies.