6 hours | 6 CEs
This On Demand professional training program on Preparing for Board Certification in Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by Jeni McCutcheon, PsyD, ABPP & Gary Fischler, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP).
This program is POST CPE approved for 3 CE hours.
Psychologists who practice in police and public safety psychology (PPSP) often choose to have their competence recognized through board certification by the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP), one of the 15 specialty boards of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
This program is presented by the current National Chair of Examinations (NCE) and his immediate predecessor and will describe the distinctive PPSP knowledge areas, including cultural competence; ethical, legal, and practice standards; essential PPSP functions; and the unique aspects of police and public safety personnel and organizations. In addition, it will describe the benchmarks and foundational PPSP competencies necessary to practice in its four primary domains: assessment, clinical intervention, operational support, and organizational consultation.
The program will provide a step-by-step guide on applying for board certification, including preparing the Practice Sample, choosing work samples, and technical submission requirements. In addition, an overview of the board certification process will be provided, including submitting the initial application, submitting the Practice Sample, obtaining feedback from the Practice Sample Review Committee, and the Oral Examination process. Finally, this program covers how to create and implement a plan to acquire the knowledge and experience needed to apply for board certification, experience the benefits of board certification, succeed in the application and examination process, and identify helpful resources.
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 benefits of board certification in police and public safety psychology;
Describe the process by which a psychologist demonstrates competence through board certification;
Describe the differences between the four primary domains and functional competencies in police and public safety psychology;
Describe the awareness of resources to assist in becoming a board-certified specialist;
Describe the role of a professional mentor in the board certification process.
Jeni McCutcheon, Psy.D, ABPP
Jeni McCutcheon, Psy.D., M.S.C.P., ABPP is a licensed psychologist in Arizona and Washington and dually board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Police and Public Safety Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a currently a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for the ...
Gary L. Fischler, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Gary L. Fischler earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and has been licensed to practice since 1986. He is the President of the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology. He is a past General Chair of the International Association of Chief...
1. History of Police Psychology and Functional Competencies
2. Steps for Board Certification and Foundational Competencies
3. Case Law, Police Psychology Professionalism, & Technical Requirements
4. The Practice Sample, Oral Exam, and Practical Tips
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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.