AAFP: Evaluation of Police Candidate Suitability

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

3 hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on  Evaluation of Police Candidate Suitability: Advances in Empirically Based 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 3 CE hours.

This program will discuss findings from empirical research with direct implications for refining predictions of post-hire performance in law enforcement officers. These findings and their related assessment methods (including the use of the MMPI-2-RF) address suitability criteria involving implicit bias, cultural competence, effective interpersonal engagement (with the public, peers, and supervisors), performance under stress performance during field training, and other targeted interests.

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 no fewer than eight psychological constructs with empirical links to police officer performance

Describe evidence-based strategies for interpreting clinically non-elevated MMPI-2-RF scores of police officer candidates

Describe research findings to assess the malleability of a police officer candidate’s propensity toward implicit bias

Describe psychological constructs that are problematic for police officers at both high and low levels (e.g., control, vigilance, activation, self-importance)


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. Psychological Assessment for Hiring

2. Research Findings & Implications for Practice

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

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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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