AAFP: Evaluation of Fitness for Duty - Foundations and Methods

Presented By David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP
David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP

6 hours | 6 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation of Fitness for Duty: Foundations & Methods is presented by David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). This program is POST CPE approved for 6 CE hours.

This program provides an overview of the major legal foundations and practice standards pertaining to fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs), followed by an introduction of a three-step model for assessing the psychological fitness of incumbents in any position. Finally, participants will practice applying the law, practice standards, and the integrative model to comprehensive case material. Each case will include employment and other collateral records, mental health/medical records, findings from the clinical interview, and an MMPI-2-RF protocol.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the legal threshold for mandating a FFDE

Describe the competing interests of the principal parties in FFDEs and strategies for balancing them

Describe the key federal statutes and case law relevant to FFDEs

Describe the benefits and primary goals of a referral conference preceding a FFDE

Describe the importance of, and strategies for, considering the impact of the examinee’s cultural self-identification when assessing fitness

Describe the utility of a model for assessing FFDE and the elements of one that is useful

Describe the appropriate legal and ethical limitations to be considered when preparing a written FFDE report for an employer


Presented By

David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP

Dr. David Corey is a board-certified specialist in both forensic psychology and police and public safety psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, founding president of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psy...


1. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Guidelines

2. Fitness for Duty Evaluations for High-Risk Occupations

3. Occupationally Mandated Psychological Evaluations

4. Model for Evaluating Fitness

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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