Course Details

Course TitlePreemployment Evaluation of Police and Public Safety Personnel: Evidence Based Approaches
Date 1/16/2015
ProviderFielding Graduate University
Phone805-687-1099
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Website http://www.eventbrite.com/e/preemployment-evaluations-of-police-public-safety-candidates-evidence-based-approaches-registration-14463335225?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname_text
LocationSanta Barbara, CA
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)David Corey, Ph.D., ABPP and Nancy Baker, Ph.D., ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus No syllabus uploaded for this course.


Course Description

This seminar will cover the primary issues in the preemployment evaluation of police and public safety job candidates, including legal foundations, best practices in testing and test interpretation, conducting the clinical interview, gathering and weighing personal history information, integrating assessment data to reach a suitability determination, and communicating findings. Guidance from the Psychological Screening Manual recently published by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) will be reviewed, and key distinctions between preemployment and fitness-for-duty evaluations will be discussed.


Course Objectives

This seminar will cover the primary issues in the preemployment evaluation of police and public safety job candidates, including legal foundations, best practices in testing and test interpretation, conducting the clinical interview, gathering and weighing personal history information, integrating assessment data to reach a suitability determination, and communicating findings;Guidance from the Psychological Screening Manual recently published by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) will be reviewed, and key distinctions between preemployment and fitness-for-duty evaluations will be discussed.