4 Hours | 4 CEs (4 POST credits)

This self-paced training on Improving Use of the POST Psychological Screening Dimensions in Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations is presented by Nancy Ryba Panza, Ph.D.

The focus of this program is to increase evaluators’ understanding of the 10 POST Psychological Screening Dimensions and to provide an interactive experience that allows for practice and training in consistently and effectively using the dimensions to support qualification decisions in pre-employment psychological evaluations for public safety candidates. 

This program demonstrates clinical cases and participants submit ratings for each dimension and make Q/D decisions for each case. This course also covers the benefits and challenges of applying the dimensions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the 10 POST Psychological Screening Dimensions

  • Describe research on use of the dimensions in clinical practice

  • Describe how to apply the dimensions to qualification decisions in pre-employment psychological evaluations

  • Describe strategies to increase consistency and efficacy of use of the dimensions in clinical practice

Presented By

Nancy Ryba Panza, PhD.

Dr. Panza completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Psychology and Law, at the University of Alabama. She began her academic carrier at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, but later moved to California State University, Fullerton where she is currently a tenured Full Professor. Dr. Panza has a clinical practice in which she works with law enforcement agencies and fire departments in Southern California and she conducts research on a variety of topics involving first responders.
  • Intended Audience

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

  • Experience Level

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

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • POST Screening Dimensions

    • Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual

    • Case 1 - Mr. B

    • Case 2 - Mr. M

    • Case 3 - Mr. G

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    POST Dimensions

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Case 1 - Mr. B Submission

    • Case 2 - Mr. M Submission

    • Case 3 - Mr. G Submission

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Clinical Applications

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Case Ratings

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Case Ratings: Group Data Overview

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Practical Advice

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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