Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty (In-Person) | June 15, 2020

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Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty (In-Person) | June 15, 2020

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Dr. David M. Corey and Dr. Mark Zelig

June 15, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

7 Hours | 7 CEs

To attend virtually by ZOOM, click here to register.

SKU: 176080 Category:

Program Description

This live training on Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty is presented by Dave Corey, PhD, ABPP & Mark Zelig, PhD, ABPP.

This workshop 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. Participants will first learn the most prominent federal laws and regulations, professional practice guidelines, and ethical standards pertinent to these evaluations. The presenters will 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.

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.

If you would like to attend by Zoom, please click here to register.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should 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

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this workshop includes mental health and allied professionals who are able to conduct pre-employment evaluations for police and public safety personnel (check your jurisdiction for professional requirements). This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Workshop Outline

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the two most common psychological evaluations conducted by police psychologists:

  • Evaluations of the psychological suitability of police candidates
  • The psychological fitness of incumbent police officers

Participants will learn:

  • The most prominent federal laws and regulations
  • Professional practice guidelines
  • Ethical standards pertinent to these evaluations

The presenters will also cover 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
  • Preparing written reports and testimony that anticipate their various audiences and uses

About the Presenters

Dr. David Corey is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of experience performing high-stakes evaluations of applicants and employees in public safety positions (e.g., police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, federal law enforcement positions). He is the founding president of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 18). He is an ABPP board certified specialist in both forensic psychology and in police and public safety psychology. Dr. Corey’s practice consists primarily of performing and researching evaluations of police suitability and fitness for duty, as well testifying and teaching about them. He is licensed to practice psychology in Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, California, Utah, Arizona, and Ireland. Dr. Corey has authored or coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, book chapters, and books, including Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty (Corey & Zelig, 2020; Oxford University Press), Assessing Police and Other Public Safety Personnel Using the MMPI-2-RF (Corey & Ben-Porath, 2018; University of Minnesota Press), and the California POST Psychological Screening Manual (Spilberg & Corey, 2019; California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training). With Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath, he is the co-author of the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) and the upcoming MMPI-3 PCIR.

Dr. 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 national independent practice in forensic and police psychology, with offices in Utah and Alaska. He frequently serves as an expert witness for civil and criminal cases involving pychologically-based evidence. He conducts fitness-for-duty and pre-employment evaluations for high risk professions and for impaired professionals. He has served in numerous governance positions within APA and IACP, including chairing the Police and Public Safety Psychology Section of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has a combined total of more than 140 professional publications, presentations, and workshops. He is the co-author (along with David Corey) of an upcoming book entitled, Evaluations of police suitability and fitness for duty evaluations, to be published by Oxford University Press as part of their series on Best Practices for Forensic Mental Health Assessments.

The workshop begins promptly at 8:30am Pacific and will run until 4:30pm Pacific. We will be breaking for lunch from Noon – 1:00pm Pacific. In addition, we will take two, 15-min breaks at approximately 10:15am and 2:45pm Pacific.

Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are several places to eat within walking distance of the workshop location. If you’d like to bring your lunch, you are welcome to use our fridge and microwave.

This workshop will be video recorded and a camera crew will be on site to capture photos and video footage of Summer Training Institute. In person attendees will be asked to sign a media release, allowing us to use any footage we capture in our development and promotional materials. If you are asked to conduct an interview on camera and do not wish to do so, please simply decline the invitation. If you do not wish to appear on camera at all (as in even in a panned shot of the workshop room), please let us know so we can seat you in a location where you will not be captured on video.

Continuing Education Credit

This is a Live In-Person Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will be required to complete the evaluation for this workshop. No partial credit is available. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for this workshop upon full attendance and completion of the workshop evaluation. Certificates will be sent electronically as PDFs available for download and printing.

Board Approvals: APA, CPA, ASWB, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals. This workshop has been approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for 7 CPE credits.

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