Course Details

Course TitleFoundations and Discussion of the Second Opinion Psychological Evaluation Process of Law Enforcement Candidates
Date Varies
ProviderMindset Continuing Education
Phone916-488-6463
Emailinfo@mindsetCE.com
Website https://mindsetce.com/course/foundations-discussion-second-opinion-psychological-evaluations-process-law-enforcement-candidates/
LocationCalifornia
Credit Hours3
Instructor(s)Bahar Safaei-Far, Psy.D.
Method of InstructionOnline
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus


Course Description

This 3 CE beginning to intermediate level home study course is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals interested in understanding the second opinion psychological evaluation process for peace officer positions. This CE discusses the basic foundations for the second option process of law enforcement candidates, how the second opinion psychological evaluation process differs from the primary preemployment psychological evaluation, common challenges inherent to the second opinion evaluations such as inconsistent selection criteria across hiring agencies, the referral process for second opinion evaluations, and other topics involved in the second opinion evaluation process such as informed consent. This CE will also discuss ethical and legal guidelines to help psychological evaluators understand the ethical and legal obligations and risks inherent to the second opinion process.


Course Objectives

  • Explain the difference between a primary psychological preemployment evaluation and the second opinion preemployment evaluation.
  • Discuss the inherent challenges to the second opinion evaluation process.
  • Explain the referral process for second opinion evaluations.
  • Discuss the second opinion evaluation process.