ABPPSP: Wellness, Resiliency, and and Suicide Prevention Practices in Police and Public Safety Psychology

Presented By Jay Nagdimon, PhD, ABPP | Michael Craw, PhD, ABPP
Jay Nagdimon, PhD, ABPP Michael Craw, PhD, ABPP

6 hours | 6 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Wellness, Resiliency, and Suicide Prevention Practices in Police Public Safety Psychology is presented by Micheal J. Craw, Ph.D., ABPP, and Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP).

This program provides critical knowledge for developing wellness and resiliency programs within law enforcement organizations. Integrated and structured programs, including in-house psychological services, peer support, chaplains, and wellness coordinators, will be described. By creating a wide array of wellness and resiliency programs, agencies can provide service across the career span from academy training through retirement. Beyond treating psychological problems, the future of branding wellness programs in law enforcement includes peak performance, support for injured officers, including pain management, nutritional counseling, increasing social support through technology and social media, and leadership development. 

Resiliency programs initiated and driven by multiple ranks, both civilian and sworn, and supported by professional consultation from Police Psychologists generate the most sustained change. How wellness and resiliency programs relate to suicide prevention and alcohol misuse prevention in law enforcement will be discussed. For those currently or aspiring to provide direct clinical services to police officers, the sub-specialty of suicide assessment in law enforcement clinical settings is described.

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 integration and structure of in-house clinical services, peer support and chaplaincy

Describe the need for sworn/civilian driven resiliency programs supported by Police Psychologists

Describe the application of peak performance interventions in the academy as a model for other tactical and psychomotor-based tasks

Describe the issue of branding wellness and resiliency programs

Describe the complexity of suicide Assessmentin law enforcement clinical settings with a flexible and contextual interviewing strategy


Presented By

Jay Nagdimon, PhD, ABPP

Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP, is a police psychologist with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Behavior Science Service. He has provided over 100 critical incident debriefings, including in-custody deaths, officer-involved shootings and blood-borne pathogen exposures. At Behavioral Science Services, D...

Presented By

Michael Craw, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Michael J Craw is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Police & Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the Assistant Commanding Officer of Behavioral Science Services of the Los An...


1. Introduction

2. Service for Wellness and Resiliency

3. Police Culture

4. Clinical Services

5. Specialized Services

6. Clinical and Field Work

7. Suicide Prevention

8. Psychologist Self Care

9. Contemporary Issues

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

Expert Instructors

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CE Credit

Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Program Partner

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.

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