PAR and GIFR to Develop Online Continuing Education Courses on Leading Psychological Assessment Instruments

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Mental Health News J E 4

LUTZ, Fla., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PAR, Inc. and the Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc. (GIFR) are pleased to announce the upcoming release of an innovative online training series composed of on-demand continuing education courses on some of the most widely-used psychological assessment instruments in the industry.

Featuring trainings developed for use by clinicians and therapists, educational professionals, neuropsychologists, neurorehabilitative counselors, and vocational counselors, this series will be available via GIFR's Learning Management System ( Each training will be eligible for continuing education credits from more than 150 state, provincial, and national boards to support professional licensure and license renewal. Trainings will be delivered by the developers of each respective instrument or by a certified trainer approved by the developers.

R. Bob Smith III, PhD, Chairman and CEO of PAR stated, "We are pleased to enter into this exciting venture with GIFR to offer continuing education credits on PAR instruments. This is an added value to our Customers that continues our reputation for providing innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled Customer service."

GIFR Founder and CEO Jay Singh, PhD, PhD, stated, "This seminal series is poised to revolutionize how behavioral health professionals receive instrument training in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner with no time spent outside the workplace. We are excited to be working with PAR to further the company's high-quality vision and to contribute to its track record of excellence."

The first 20 trainings in the series are scheduled to be released in 2017.

About PAR, Inc.From its modest beginnings 39 years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our Customers better serve their clients. Today, PAR remains independently owned and operated and is managed by highly trained professionals in every facet of company operations. For more information, visit

About GIFR, Inc.The Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) is a U.S.-headquartered corporation specializing in the development of cutting-edge online trainings and software solutions for mental health and criminal justice professionals working in both general care and forensic settings. Through its products and services, GIFR improves compliance with professional guidelines and produces better outcomes by promoting rapid integration of peer-reviewed research into evidence-based practice. For more information, visit


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