6 Hours | 6 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Wellness, Resiliency, and Suicide Prevention Practices in Police Public Safety Psychology is presented by Micheal J. Craw, PhD, ABPP and Jay Nagdimon, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology

This training program provides critical knowledge for developing wellness and resiliency programs within law enforcement organizations.  Integrated and structured programs including in-house psychological services, peer support, chaplains and wellness coordinators will be described.  By creating a wide array of wellness and resiliency programs, agencies can provide service across the career span from academy training through retirement.  Beyond treating psychological problems, the future of branding of wellness programs in law enforcement includes, peak performance, support for injured officers including pain management, nutritional counseling, increasing social support through technology and social media, and leadership development.  Resiliency programs that are initiated and driven by multiple ranks, both civilian and sworn and supported by professional consultation from Police Psychologists generate the most sustained change.  How wellness and resiliency programs relate to suicide prevention and alcohol misuse prevention in law enforcement will be discussed.  For those currently or aspiring to provide direct clinical services to police officers, the sub-specialty of suicide assessment in law enforcement clinical settings are described.  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the integration and structure of in-house clinical services, peer support and chaplaincy

  • Describe the need for sworn/civilian driven resiliency programs supported by Police Psychologists

  • Describe the application of peak performance interventions in the academy as a model for other tactical and psychomotor-based tasks

  • Describe the issue of branding wellness and resiliency programs

  • Describe the complexity of suicide assessment in law enforcement clinical settings with a flexible and contextual interviewing strategy

Presented By

Michael J. Craw, PhD., ABPP

Dr. Michael J Craw is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Police & Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the Assistant Commanding Officer of Behavioral Science Services of the Los Angeles Police Department. Dr. Craw provides clinical services to law enforcement personnel and runs the daily operation at BSS. He consults on a wide range of Police Psychology topics for the LAPD including the psychology of crowd management, crisis negotiations, training for officers to interface with the mentally ill, leadership development, executive coaching and consultation on counterterrorism efforts. He specializes in developing programs to enhance hardiness and resiliency among law enforcement professionals including deep undercover federal agents. In 2011 he coauthored a book chapter entitled, Resilience and Leadership in Dangerous Contexts, featured in Leadership in Dangerous Situations published by the Naval Institute Press. In 2015 he was senior author on an article in Police Chief magazine entitled: Leadership in Mourning: Leading Personnel Through a Line-of-Duty Death, Suicide, or Other Tragedy.

Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP

Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP is a police psychologist with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Behavior Science Service. He has provided over 100 critical incident debriefings included in-custody deaths, officer involved shootings and blood borne pathogen exposures. At Behavioral Science Services Dr. Nagdimon provides psychotherapy, assessment, program consultation and operational support. He has been a trainer at the LAPD’s Academy and Peer Support school since 2009. Previously he directed the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center and he was a Board Member of the American Association of Suicidology.
  • 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

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Service for Wellness and Resiliency

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Building Resiliency

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Police Culture

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Is Exposure Necessary?

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Clinical Services

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Barriers to the Dissemination of Empirically Supported Treatments

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Specialized Services

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Leadership in Mourning

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Clinical and Field Work

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Suicide Prevention

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Conceptualizations of Suicide

    • ITS Psychological Review 2010

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Psychologist Self Care

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10

    Contemporary Issues

    • Lesson 9 Video

  • 11


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

  • Expert Instructors

    Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts

  • CE Credit

    Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

  • Convenience & Flexibility

    Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology

We are proud to partner with The American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) for this training. ABPPSP became a fully affiliated specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) on October 21, 2011. Police and Public Safety Psychology is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with optimal 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, clinical intervention, operational support, and organizational consultation.

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