Introduction to Police & Public Safety Psychology

Introduction to Police & Public Safety Psychology

$300.00

10 Hours | 10 CEs (CEUs)

 

Program Description

This self-paced training on Introduction to Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by Dr. Jaime Brower and Dr. Philip Trompetter.

This training program provides core knowledge, with a sample of applications, of the police and public psychology specialty. Police and public safety psychology (PPSP) is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with 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, Intervention, Operational Support and Organizational consultation. This program begins with a history of the specialty followed by descriptions of many of the core proficiencies that define the practice. The course includes examples of PPSP practice such as crisis/hostage negotiations, employer-mandated psychological evaluations, interventions following officer-involved shootings and other activities. Importantly, the course promotes the cultural competence concepts necessary for a psychologist to work effectively with first responders.

Intended Audience

This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this training program participants should be able to:

  • Describe the core domains of police and public safety psychology
  • Describe the police cultural milieu
  • Describe how police are trained to respond to threats and describe at least three misconceptions about police use of deadly force
  • Describe the differences between a pre-employment psychological screening and a fitness-for-duty evaluation of a law enforcement officer
  • Describe three examples of police training and consultation topics

About Dr. Jaime Brower

Dr. Jaime Brower is a licensed clinical psychologist working out of Denver, Colorado. She is American Board Certified as a specialist in the area of Police & Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Brower has devoted her career to working with those in law enforcement, corrections, detentions, fire, military, and other high stress occupations, as well as ensuring the health and wellbeing of their family members. She further specializes in risk and threat assessment, school violence and hostile workplace investigations. Dr. Brower is particularly passionate about training and consulting with agencies regarding best practices for enhancing resiliency and wellness.

About Dr. Philip Trompetter

Dr. Phil Trompetter is a California-licensed clinical psychologist who has had a specialty practice in police and forensic psychology for more than forty years. He is board-certified with the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and was president of the ABPPSP board in 2016-2017. His police psychology practice has included confidential counseling to officers and their families, pre-employment psychological evaluations of police applicants and psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations of incumbent officers, and field consultation to five SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Teams, responding to 150+ emergency callouts for barricaded/hostage incidents. He has conducted hundreds of critical incident interventions following officer-involved shootings, and regularly testifies in criminal and civil trials regarding human factors in police deadly force confrontations. He trains officers in de-escalation techniques, has conducted workshops for the American Academy of Police and Public Safety Psychology, has authored several journal articles in the specialty, and wrote a chapter on the history of police psychology in an edited book about police psychology.

Outline

  • The course begins with a history of the specialty followed by descriptions of many of the core proficiencies that define the practice.
  • The course includes examples of PPSP practice such as crisis/hostage negotiations, employer-mandated psychological evaluations, interventions following officer-involved shootings and other activities.
  • The course promotes the cultural competence concepts necessary for a psychologist to work effectively with first responders.

Continuing Education Credit

 
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn 10 CE hours upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to download and print the CE certificate upon completion of the final evaluation.

Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, 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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