Foundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology (In-Person) | June 16, 2020
Dr. David Cox and Dr. Heather McElroy
June 16, 2020
8:30am – 4:30pm
Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus
7 Hours | 7 CEs
This live training on Foundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by David Cox, PhD, ABPP & Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP .
This workshop will provide an overview of the competencies required of all psychologists seeking board certification as well as detailed information about how those are demonstrated specifically in Police & Public Safety Psychology. The history and development of competencies in psychology will be explained including the interorganizational adoption of the competencies, use of the competencies in articulating educational and training guidelines within and across specialties, and the utilization of competencies as a basis for board certification with a specialty.
Specific to Police & Public Safety Psychology, this workshop will address the 10 foundational competencies required of psychologists seeking board certification specifically in the specialty of Police and Public Safety Psychology. Each competency area will be defined, and examples of how psychologists can demonstrate those competencies will be discussed. The workshop will also review the 4 domains of the specialty and will include a discussion of how to demonstrate functional competency in those areas.
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 Foundational and Functional Competencies
- Describe how the difference between Foundational and Functional Competencies
- Describe the general process of becoming board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology
- Describe how Foundational and Functional Competencies may be demonstrated in the process of a board certification examination in Police & Public Safety Psychology
The intended audience for this workshop includes all mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists interested in the competencies of police and public safety. This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.
This workshop will provide an overview of:
- The competencies required of all psychologists seeking board certification
- The history and development of competencies in psychology will be explained
- The interorganizational adoption of the competencies
- Use of the competencies in articulating educational
- Training guidelines within and across specialties
- The utilization of competencies as a basis for board certification with a specialty
- The 10 foundational competencies required of psychologists seeking board certification
About the Presenters
David R. Cox, PhD, ABPP is Executive Officer of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cox has served on the staff and faculty of U.C. San Diego, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions of Rehabilitation (22), State Provincial and Territorial Associations (31), Neuropsychology (40), Independent Practice (42) and is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a recipient of the Karl F. Heiser Award of the American Psychological Association and Lifetime Practice Excellence Award from APA Division 22, a past president of the Florida Psychological Association and recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Practitioner Award, Distinguished Service Award and Legislative Affairs & Public Policy Board Chapter Representative of the Year. Has widely presented and published in the areas of neuropsychology, rehabilitation and competency in professional psychology. Dr. Cox facilitated the development of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology in coordination with the ABPPSP founding members.
Dr. Heather McElroy is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist with over 14 years of experience working exclusively with public safety agencies conducting psychological pre-employment screening, fitness for duty evaluations, critical incident debriefing, and hostage negotiation. Dr. McElroy obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and completed postdoctoral training in Police and Public Safety Psychology. She has been POST-certified as a peace officer since 2011, and she served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Psychological Services Section (IACP-PPSS) Executive Board for 5 years, including as Chair of the Section in 2015-2016. She is currently the Education Chair of the Police and Public Safety Section of the Public Service Division of the American Psychological Association, and currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the IACP-PPSS. Her course instruction experience includes training for the National Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, Georgia Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. She has also published articles in Police Chief magazine related to psychological fitness-for-duty, and co-authored a book chapter titled, Social Climate Change and the Modern Police Department: Millennials, Marijuana, and Mass Media.
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 4 CPE credits.
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