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.

Nancy Ryba Panza is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Police and Forensic Psychology. She is a Professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Panza completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Psychology and Law, at the University of Alabama. She then spent four years as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City before coming to CSU Fullerton. In addition to her work on campus, Dr. Panza is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in which she provides clinical and consulting services for police and fire departments. Dr. Panza has a passion for promoting modern policing practices and promoting mental health and wellness for 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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Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Introduction

    • 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

    • Submission Directions

    • POST - Mr. B Case Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification - Mr. B

    • Submission Directions

    • POST - Mr. G Case Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification - Mr. G

    • Submission Directions

    • POST - Mr. M Case Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification - Mr. M

    • 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

    Evaluation

    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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