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Building a Career in Police & Public Safety Psychology

Presented By Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP
Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Building a Career in Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP.

Police and public safety psychology is recognized by the American Board of Professional Psychology as a specialty area of psychological practice.   This program describes this specialty area of psychology and provides an overview of some of the domains, including assessment, operations, and consultation. Dr. Heather McElroy, a board-certified specialist in police and public safety psychology, built a career and a business in this specialty area of practice. She describes her career path from graduate school through board certification and the development of her own business. Learn about this niche area of practice and how you can prepare to become a specialist in this increasingly-needed domain.

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 steps involved in pursuing a career as a police and public safety psychologist

Identify 3 different domains of police and public safety psychology and their primary components

Describe the relevant considerations for this specialty, including which organizations to join based on your specific interests


Presented By

Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Heather McElroy is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working exclusively with public safety agencies conducting psychological pre-employment screening, fitness for duty evaluations, critical incident debriefing, hostage negotiation, and well...

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