Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2016 - Enhancing the Efficacy and Science of Pre-Employment Psychological Screening through Research Collaboration
Date 10/15/2016
ProviderIACP - PPSS
LocationSan Diego
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)David Corey, Ph.D., ABPP and Yossef Ben-Porath, Ph.D., ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Effective psychological screening of police candidates requires collaboration between police psychologists and police agencies. Although the scientist-practitioner model promoted by the American Psychological Association more than 75 years ago remains a laudable ambition, realistically, collaboration between practitioners and scientists is the most practical means of carrying out psychological screening research. Research design, analytical methods, and the peer-review process for publication of findings is far more complex today than it was even a decade ago. The presenters will illustrate how several police psychologists have collaborated with university-centered research psychologists to increase screening efficacy, and will call upon screening psychologists to contribute to this effort to optimize the pre-employment evaluation process and reduce the incidence of post-hire turnover and other unwanted outcomes.

Course Objectives

Describe basic screening research designs. Describe a process for developing practitioner-scientist research collaboration. Contribute to ongoing police candidate screening research.