Course Details

Course TitleEvaluation of Police Candidate Suitability: Advances in Empirically Based Methods (2020 AAFP Workshops: Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychology)
Date 5/10/2020
ProviderAmerican Academy of Forensic Psychology
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Website https://web.cvent.com/event/f2ffff1a-c68d-4c9c-96d6-0d3978220527/websitePage:645d57e4-75eb-4769-b2c0-f201a0bfc6ce?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
LocationLas Vegas
Credit Hours4
Instructor(s)David M. Corey, Ph.D. ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus


Course Description

This half-day workshop is intended for practitioners with prior experience in conducting preemployment evaluations of local, county, state, or federal law enforcement officer candidates. The presenter will discuss findings from empirical research with direct implications for refining predictions of post-hire performance in law enforcement officers. These findings and their related assessment methods (including the use of the MMPI-2-RF) will address suitability criteria involving implicit bias, cultural competence, effective interpersonal engagement (with the public, peers, and supervisors), performance under stress, performance during field training, and other targeted interests.


Course Objectives

  • <div style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.25em; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0.25em;">Identify no fewer than eight psychological constructs with empirical links to police officer performance
  • <div style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.25em; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0.25em;">Use evidence-based strategies for interpreting clinically non-elevated MMPI-2-RF scores of police officer candidates
  • <div style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.25em; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0.25em;">Apply research findings to assess the malleability of a police officer candidate’s propensity toward implicit bias
  • <div style="border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-bottom-style: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-left-color: currentColor; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-color: currentColor; border-right-style: none; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-color: currentColor; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.25em; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0.25em;">Identify and assess psychological constructs that are problematic for police officers at both high and low levels (e.g., control, vigilance, activation, self-importance)