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Listing of upcoming training events sponsored by TALEPI or another polygraph organization.


Date: April 1 - 5, 2019

San Antonio, TX

The Backster School is holding Post Conviction Sex Offender Supervisor Training April 1-5, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.

40 hour training course teaching the collaborative use of polygraph in sex offender supervision. Topics include:

This course is APA Accredited, AAPP Approved, and costs $600 (USD). Enrollment will be open until March 5th, 2019. For more information, visit www.backster.net


Date: July 22 - 26, 2019

San Antonio, TX

The 2019 Annual TALEPI Conference is once again upon us and your Board has again outdone itself by setting up a wonderful and relaxing venue along with top notch polygraph professionals to instruct our group.

This year's conference will be held at the Drury Plaza-Riverwalk in San Antonio. The featured presenter this year is Mark Handler who will be presenting on both Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference.

Other instructors include Patrick O'Burke, Matt Mull, Dennis Westerman, Billy McClosky, and others from DPS, and San Antonio PD. Topics will include the TDLR Class on the Persuasive Interview, ESS-M, Countermeasures, False Confessions, Psychological Physiology, Quality Assurance, Case Studies, and more.

We will also offer Lt. Westerman's New Examiner School for those examiners new to the profession starting Sunday evening and ending on Tuesday. The conference will begin on Monday for all other examiners with the opening plenary, business meeting, elections, and TDLR credit course. Tuesday through Friday will focus on single tracks of instruction for the entire group (no dual tracks of instruction like last year).

Conference Fee: $200.00

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Training Agenda

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Sunday, July 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM - New Examiners School - I, Lt. Dennis Westerman (DPS Ret)
Monday, July 22
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Business Meeting / Opening Plenary
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - TDLR Credit Course, Texas DPS
Tuesday, July 23
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - ESS-M, Polygraph Countermeasures, Polygraph Test Results, Mark Handler
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - New Examiners School - II, Lt. Dennis Westerman (DPS Ret)
Wednesday, July 24
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Practical Polygraph: Real World Case Reviews, Mark Handler
Thursday, July 25
8:00 - 10:00 AM - False Confessions, Pat O'Burke
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Quality Assurance Best Practices, Pat O'Burke
1:00 - 5:00 PM - Advanced Physiological Psychology, Melissa Graham (SAPD)
Friday, July 26
8:00 - 11:00 AM - Operator Resiliency, Dr. John D. Lang

Business Meeting Agenda

July 22, 2019

Hotel Information

Please make your reservations by Monday, July 1, 2019 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2347436.

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