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MEGA Specialized Certification Training


The MEGA specialized certification training is required to learn how to administer. The trainings are typically in beautiful San Diego California, co-sponsored by Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), given in late summer (August-September). If unable to attend, participants have the option of the training taking place in their respective agencies or facilities.


Professionals do not have to be licensed in the mental health field, but should have at least 2 years’ experience working with sexually abusive youth and/or youth with coarse sexual improprieties.


MEGARisk Assessment 1-Day specialized certification training includes:


  • Understanding gender differences in risk assessment of sexually abusive behaviors

  • Understanding age differences in risk assessment of sexual behavioral problems

  • Assessing sexually abusive youth with low intellectual functioning

  • Use and application of the MEGA risk assessment tool

  • Utilizing MEGA to assess changes in risk levels over time (every 6-months)

  • Learning to interpret the MEGA Individualized Risk Assessment Report and MEGA Individualized Risk Assessment Outcome Report

    The 1-day certification training has been approved for up to 13.0 continuing education credits for psychologists (by the American Psychological  Association), counselors (by the National Board of Certified Counselors, #5659), marriage& family therapists and social workers (by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, PCE#33), nurses (by the California Board of Registered Nurses, #CEP13737), attorneys (by the State Bar of California, #11600 CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states).  Continuing Education credits are offered at an additional fee.