Behavioral Assessment 2

Behavioral Assessment 2

October 5-6, 2021

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Registration is limited to 24 participants.

This workshop builds upon the acquired skills of Behavioral Assessment I and is designed as a seminar. Because it is directed to those who have had experience in conducting assessment interviews, all participants must have taken Behavioral Assessment 1. Workshop participants are asked to come prepared with topics, discussion questions or case studies to consider during this workshop.

Please note that this workshop begins on October 5 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 6. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 3 nights with arrivals after 3:00 p.m. on October 4 and check out at 9:00 a.m. on October 7.

All Fall Institute workshops include overnight accommodations at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. Enjoy the convenience of having a private bedroom and bathroom, along with linen service, wi-fi, meals and breaks. All participants must be fully vaccinated and abide by all safety protocols set by the venue. There are no exceptions. 

Workshop fees

NRVC member: $725                                       $1,087 Non-member

Workshop fees include overnight accommodations, materials, speaker stipends, facility fees, all meals, and breaks. Reservations are contracted for arrivals after 3:00 p.m. the day before the workshop begins and check-out is by 9:00 a.m. the day after the workshop ends. This means you are responsible for the full payment of the room reservation, regardless of your arrival and departure date. Unfortunately, room reservations cannot be made for earlier arrivals or later departures. You can store your luggage in the lounge if you are not ready to leave by 9:00 a.m. on the day of your departure, however you must vacate your room to allow the staff to clean your room for the next arrival on the same day. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out or pay any additional fees.     

Late registration

Registrations received after September 20 incur a $50 late fee. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to before September 20 to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee. After September 20, all fees are non refundable. 


All workshops include daily Mass at 11:15 a.m. and time for personal prayer. If you are willing to preside at Mass, cantor, lector, or as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, please email


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 recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award and a Lifetime NRVC member for his work in service of vocation ministry.

Financial assistance available

To assist NRVC members with their professional development, the Misericordia Scholarship Fund is available. Scholarship funds can be applied to NRVC workshops; however, they do not cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals or personal expenses. If you need financial assistance to attend an NRVC workshop, please contact  for an application.

Workshop terms and conditions

Please read our NRVC terms and conditions for all events and programs.

I am grateful for Fr. Ray’s wealth of experience, insight, and wisdom that he shares so freely with us. His humble witness is refreshing. He helped me put some discerners’ challenges in perspective. I am leaving more confident and invigorated.

--Sr. June Fitzgerald, O.P. 

Father Ray’s experience, insights, and methodology are always superb and helpful. I learned from the questions/issues other people brought and the responses Fr. Ray provided during the workshop

--Dominic Tran, S.D.B.

I would recommend others to undertake this workshop because this workshop empowers us in our ministry to assess candidates. Fr. Ray is an excellent presenter, and he provides solid advice and professional input to various issues.

--Sr. Maureen Brennan, C.S.J.P. 

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