Course Details

Course TitleABPP - Police and Public Safety Psychology Specialty Certification
Date 10/18/2013
ProviderAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
Credit Hours10
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyABPP
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Through comprehensive examination, including review of a practice sample and an oral examination by a panel of ABPPSP certified specialists in police and public safety psychology, board certification in police and public safety psychology ensures that police psychologists are able to demonstrate the foundational and functional competencies associated with providing services to law enforcement personnel and agencies in the assessment, intervention, operations, and organizational consulting domains of the specialty.

Course Objectives

Ensures that police psychologists possess distinctive knowledge of the following: Essential functions of police and public safety personnel; Working conditions unique to their respective positions; Common and novel stressors inherent in public safety work; Normal and abnormal adaptation to occupational stress and trauma; Research pertinent to resilience and recovery in public safety personnel; The unique aspects of confidentiality and testimonial privilege when providing services to public safety personnel and/or agencies.