Behavioral Forensics Academy™

Consultants' Training Institute
Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® 
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Ever wonder what makes a white-collar criminal tick?

Practical insights on the psychology of white-collar criminals—and how to outsmart them.

For the first time ever, take an inside look at the mind of the fraudster. Behavioral Forensics takes you there, along with a fascinating exploration of what makes people fall for their swindles. It will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees and know what behavioral red flags to look for in the workplace.

About the Program

The two-day Behavioral Forensics Academy™ is developed and taught by seasoned professionals from The Behavioral Forensics Group. Faculty includes two veteran FBI agents, a former accounting firm partner and ex-PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group member with a PhD in psychology, and a Board-certified organizational psychiatrist who have written the prize-winning book, A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Applying Psychology to Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).

The program will bridge the interdisciplinary nature of the ecology of fraud and discuss the psychology of the “sharks” (predatory fraudsters who may exhibit “dark triad” personality characteristics), the psychology of the “marks” (the victims, especially because fraud is a trust crime in which the victim willingly parts with something of value; there is no coercion necessarily), and even the psychology of the “larks” (the whistleblowers who sing about corporate misdeeds as is becoming increasingly common).

Highlights of the Two-Day Academy

  • Examine the fascinating topic of the psychology of fraud in a practical way: why do otherwise good executives turn to the dark side?
  • Assemble key takeaways on what to look for when conducting investigations, hiring new employees, and soft controls and organizational culture pertaining to your current employees, as well
  • Critique case studies pertaining to convicted white-collar criminals, and a segment on behavioral forensic interviewing skills
  • Integrate frameworks, methodologies, and conceptual tools for analyzing actual cases

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Who Should Attend 
This Behavioral Forensics Academy™ is ideal for MAFFs, CFFs, CFEs, CPAs, governmental and internal auditors, law enforcement (federal, state, local), regulators, investigators, attorneys, prosecutors, business advisors, bankers, board members and other fiduciaries, and business owners—in short, those who may not necessarily focus their practice on financial forensics, yet want to understand the applicability of behavioral forensics as a discipline relevant to their pursuits.

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To register, contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or
  Early Registration Discounts and Deadlines
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September 15–16, 2017 Washington, DC 7/31/2017 8/31/2017
December 15–16, 2017 San Diego, CA 10/31/2017 11/30/2017

This academy is paperless.  Attendees will be provided a link to course material that will be used during the course, so attendees will need a laptop with Internet access.  The CTI will provide electric power and Internet access, but will not provide laptops.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless modem or hotspot device.

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Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)


Two-day Academy (16 Hrs CPE) $1,200 $1,080
Required Book (Price added to registration fee)    
A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Applying Psychology to Financial Fraud
Prevention and Detection
$45 $45

Be one of the first 10 attendees to register in each location for the Behavioral Forensics Academy™ and receive the required book for FREE! (a $45 value)


CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group-Live
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught. 
Total CPE Hours   16

For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels and Fields of Study please click here.