8 hours | 8 CEs
This On Demand professional training program on Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty is presented by Dave Corey, PhD, ABPP & Mark Zelig, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP). This program is POST CPE approved for 8 CE hours.
This program provides a comprehensive overview of the two most common psychological evaluations conducted by police psychologists: evaluations of the psychological suitability of police candidates and the psychological fitness of incumbent police officers.
This program discusses the most prominent federal laws and regulations, professional practice guidelines, and ethical standards pertaining to these evaluations. The presenters also provide detailed procedural guidance, including advice for obtaining informed consent, providing disclosure to the involved parties, conducting clinical and collateral interviews, selecting written assessment instruments, integrating the assessment findings to reach determinations of suitability and fitness, and preparing written reports and testimony that anticipate their various audiences and uses.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the relevance of no fewer than three federal statutes to police suitability and fitness evaluations
Describe the relevance of four sets of professional practice guidelines to police suitability and fitness evaluations
Describe provisions in your informed consent document that will decrease the likelihood of ethical and legal issues from arising when you provide suitability or fitness evaluations
Describe the evaluation procedures common to both police suitability and fitness evaluations, as well as procedures that are unique to each
Describe the advantages of using a data integration model in police suitability and fitness evaluations
Describe methods for avoiding four common errors in writing police suitability and fitness evaluations
Mark Zelig, PhD, ABPP
Mark Zelig served as a lieutenant on the Salt Lake City Police Department. Before retiring in 2001, he earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Police and Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Zelig has a n...
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...
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3. Employer Liability
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5. Professional Guidelines & Standards - Part 1
6. Professional Guidelines & Standards - Part 2
7. Communicating OMPE Findings
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American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP)
We are proud to partner with The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) for this training. ABPPSP became a fully affiliated specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) on October 21, 2011. Police and Public Safety Psychology is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with optimal effectiveness, safety, health, and conformity to laws and ethics. It consists of the application of the science and profession of psychology in four primary domains of practice: assessment, clinical intervention, operational support, and organizational consultation.