Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2019 - Assessing Executive Functioning in Police and First Responders
Date 10/27/2019
ProviderIACP - PPSS
Phone800-843-4227 (educational program)
Credit Hours1.5
Instructor(s)Paul Craig, Ph.D., ABPP, David Sperbeck, Dr. Mark Zelig
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Executive functioning is the capacity of a person to inhibit responses, shift plans in response to changing events, maintain and update working memory, and resist interference from distractions. The success of a first responder is highly dependent upon their ability to shift, update, and inhibit – a major reason why an employee of average intelligence may consistently outperform a highly-intelligent coworker. Although rarely administered in routine pre-employment evaluations, there are several easily-administered neuropsychological measures of executive functioning available. This workshop will provide practical information for psychologists interested in adding measures of executive functioning to their test battery.

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