6 Hours | 6 CEs (6 POST credits)

This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation of Fitness for Duty: Foundations & Methods is presented by David M. Corey, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology

This program provides an overview of the major legal foundations and practice standards pertaining to fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs), followed by an introduction of a three-step model for assessing the psychological fitness of incumbents in any position. Finally, participants will practice applying the law, practice standards, and the integrative model to comprehensive case material. Each case will include employment and other collateral records, mental health/medical records, findings from the clinical interview, and an MMPI-2-RF protocol.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the legal threshold for mandating a FFDE

  • Describe the competing interests of the principal parties in FFDEs and strategies for balancing them

  • Describe the key federal statutes and case law relevant to FFDEs

  • Describe the benefits and primary goals of a referral conference preceding a FFDE

  • Describe the importance of, and strategies for, considering the impact of the examinee’s cultural self-identification when assessing fitness

  • Describe the utility of a model for assessing FFDE and the elements of one that is useful

  • Describe the appropriate legal and ethical limitations to be considered when preparing a written FFDE report for an employer

Presented By

David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP

David M. Corey, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist with nearly 40 years of experience performing high-stakes evaluations of candidates and employees in public safety positions (e.g., police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, federal law enforcement personnel) and other safety-sensitive positions, including physicians, nurses, and pilots. 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.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Legal, Ethical, and Professional Guidelines

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Evaluation Guidelines

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Fitness for Duty Evaluations for High-Risk Occupations

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Occupationally Mandated Psychological Evaluations

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Model for Evaluating Fitness

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Guidelines for Occupationally Mandated Psychological Evaluations

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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American Academy of Forensic Psychology

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and practice. The Academy does this by providing high quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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