3 Hours | 3 CEs (3 POST credits)

This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation of Police Candidate Suitability: Advances in Empirically Based Methods is presented by David M. Corey, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology

This program will discuss findings from empirical research with direct implications for refining predictions of post-hire performance in law enforcement officers. These findings and their related assessment methods (including the use of the MMPI-2-RF) will address suitability criteria involving implicit bias, cultural competence, effective interpersonal engagement (with the public, peers, and supervisors), performance under stress performance during field training, and other targeted interests.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe no fewer than eight psychological constructs with empirical links to police officer performance

  • Describe evidence-based strategies for interpreting clinically non-elevated MMPI-2-RF scores of police officer candidates

  • Describe research findings to assess the malleability of a police officer candidate’s propensity toward implicit bias

  • Describe psychological constructs that are problematic for police officers at both high and low levels (e.g., control, vigilance, activation, self-importance)

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 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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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4


    • 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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