Course Details

Course TitleSPCP 2015 - Interviewing for Integrity
Date 10/2/2015
ProviderSociety for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP)
Credit Hours1.75
Instructor(s)Neil S. Hibler
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Pre-employment psychological screening requires information regarding the relevant history of the applicant, yet little research has been conducted to assist in understanding what history to seek and how to obtain it. This presentation is based on the presenter’s experience in researching and validating history taking approaches that comply with all standards of care and law, to include GINA, ADA and EEO requirements. The tape recorded interview is conducted with psychological testing results but no other information, so that the examinee is the sole source of the data considered and the recommendation rendered, which is a competitive rating. Questioning follows the content areas of the recruiter’s background investigation; the very same questions are read aloud to all candidates. This highly standardized procedure relies on the employer’s security, recruiter or human resources personnel to compare what the psychologist was told to the background investigation. The result is validated terms for disqualification that eliminate in excess of five times the number of candidates found unsuitable due to mental health issues

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