Course Details

Course TitleFoundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology
Date 6/16/2020
ProviderCONCEPT Summer Training Institute (Palo Alto University)
LocationPalo Alto
Credit Hours4
Instructor(s)David Corey, PhD, ABPP & Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This 7 hour CEU course will receive 4 hours of POST-approved CPE.

This workshop will provide an overview of the competencies required of all psychologists seeking board certification as well as detailed information about how those are demonstrated specifically in Police & Public Safety Psychology. The history and development of competencies in psychology will be explained including the interorganizational adoption of the competencies, use of the competencies in articulating educational and training guidelines within and across specialties, and the utilization of competencies as a basis for board certification with a specialty. Specific to Police & Public Safety Psychology, this workshop will address the 10 foundational competencies required of psychologists seeking board certification specifically in the specialty of Police and Public Safety Psychology. Each competency area will be defined, and examples of how psychologists can demonstrate those competencies will be discussed. The workshop will also review the 4 domains of the specialty and will include a discussion of how to demonstrate functional competency in those areas.

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the Foundational and Functional Competencies
  • Describe how the difference between Foundational and Functional Competencies
  • Describe the general process of becoming board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Describe how Foundational and Functional Competencies may be demonstrated in the process of a board certification examination in Police & Public Safety Psychology