Behavioral Assessment 1 Workshop

Behavioral Assessment 1 Workshop

October 11-13, 2019

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This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on initial assessment of candidates, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Workshop participants study sample case reports and learn skills for interviewing as well as guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include: family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocation assessment.

Please note this workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on October 13. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 4 nights, arrival on October 10 and check out on October 14.

Workshop fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker, facility fees and lunch. Residents are provided with a breakfast and supper buffet.

Commuter:        $525 – NRVC Member               $780 – Non-NRVC Member

Resident:           $985 – NRVC Member               $1,240 – Non-NRVC Member  


Late registration

Registrations received after September 21 incur a $100 late fee. 


Cancellations for workshops and accommodations must be received in writing to before September 21 to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee. After September 21, all fees are non refundable.  


Reverend Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. is a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, OR. He has taught at both the secondary and university levels, and presently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Fr. Carey holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has presented workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. He is a past recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award for his work in service of vocation ministry.

This workshop gave me clarification and practice on how to move within the Behavioral Assessment which I saw as daunting prior to this workshop. It is an excellent way to get the knowledge and skills as one prepares for vocation ministry. 

–Fr. Mario Serrano, OFM Conv. from Terre Haute, IN

The content was helpful from beginning to end, there is no doubt my assessments will be more thorough. Thanks, Fr. Ray for your expertise, experience, and sense of humor! 

–Sr. Ann Letourneau, C.S.J., Psy.D. from Westchester, IL

I appreciated the content, the articles offered in the folder, and the competence of the presenter. I hope to have the possibility of sharing with others who are already doing behavioral assessments. 

–Sr. Cristina Giustozzi, SMSM from Italy

This workshop provided a greater awareness for admissions; it is applicable to pastoral ministry and insightful for ongoing personal formation. The resources on celibacy skills and assessing pedophilia are excellent. 

–Fr. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B. from Collegeville, MN

Workshops are designed from the NRVC three-component curriculum for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. NRVC recommends that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. Please read the terms and conditions of all NRVC programs and events.

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This workshop is also offered July 18-20, 2019.

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