Course Details

Course TitleAPA 2018 - CEW 155: Managing Ethical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police and Public Safety Psychology Settings
Date 8/12/2018
ProviderAmerican Psychological Association
Phone(800) 374-2721
Website N/A
LocationSan Francisco
Credit Hours2.5
Instructor(s)Jocelyn Roland, Ph.D., ABPP and Jeni McCutcheon, Psy.D., M.S.C.P., ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus APA Ethical Dilemnas Proposal 2017 (1).docx

Course Description

NOTE: This four (4) hour CE session is approved for 2.5 hours of POST CPE credit.

Police and public safety psychology is a specialized practice domain that requires knowledge of the services provided to consumers, an understanding of the legal issues associated with service delivery, and cultural competency related to the environments in which intervention and consultation occur. This advanced workshop addresses steps in managing ethical dilemmas and complex relationships consistent with the APA Ethics Code. Through didactic material and interactive discussion of case examples, participants advance their ability to manage predicaments in this distinct environment and thoughtfully consider emerging issues in ethical reasoning specific to these governmental agencies.

Course Objectives

Identify and effectively resolve distinctive ethical dilemmas and complex relationships in governmental settings;

Improve understanding of dilemmas involving confidentiality, limitations of competence, multiple relationships and organizational conflict demands.

Identify a model to apply ethical principles and standards when managing ethical dilemmas;

Gain knowledge of new and emerging ethical issues impacting psychological practice in governmental settings;

Practice sound ethical decision making through active case discussion relevant to daily practice in governmental settings; 

Explain how diversity factors (e.g., race, culture, sexual orientation) are relevant in resolving ethical dilemmas and arise in complex relationships.