Course Details

Course TitleLEPS Training Summit 2020: Recent Updates in Public Safety Psychological Screening
Date 1/23/2020
Phone(510) 530-1963
LocationLos Gatos
Credit Hours5
Instructor(s)Michael Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP and Ryan Roberts, JD, Ph.D.
Method of InstructionLecture
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus Program Evaluation Form. March 2020 LEPS Summit 2.pdf

Course Description

A training for doctoral level psychologists addressing legal, ethical, and research related issues in public safety assessment

Course Objectives

PRESENTATION: Case Studies in Incorporating VA Disability Evaluation Data In Preemployment Psychological Assessments for Public Safety Applicants. 9:00am – 10:00am (1 hour)<o:p></o:p>

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·          Explain how VA disability data is appropriately incorporated into ADA compliant Individualized assessment.<o:p></o:p>

·          Describe the process of VA disability assessment.<o:p></o:p>

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PRESENTATION: A Review of External Validity Findings of the CPI and PAI Applicable to Public Safety Employment. 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 hours)<o:p></o:p>

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·          Describe what scales on the CPI and PAI are correlated with supervisor ratings and job outcomes among public safety applicants.<o:p></o:p>

·          Explain how test predictors are affected by the situational demand of the test environment.<o:p></o:p>

·          Apply these job relevant correlates to assessment data and report writing.<o:p></o:p>

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PRESENTATION: CPI 260 Police and Public Safety Report: Brief Review 12:00pm – 1:00pm (1 hour)<o:p></o:p>

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·          Explain why the CPI 260 report can be interpreted the same as the CPI 434 report when screening police and other public safety job applicants<o:p></o:p>

·          List the advantages of the new CPI 260 report features such as: interpretive statements for validity determination, bidirectional interpretive guidance, score-triggered scale descriptions and scale descriptions based on both community and special group norms<o:p></o:p>

·          Apply appropriate test reports and interpretive guidance to assess public safety job applicants<o:p></o:p>

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PRESENTATION: Writing Informative and Defensible Psychological Reports. 2:00pm – 3:00pm (1 hour)<o:p></o:p>

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·          Describe report features that add to the persuasiveness and defensibility of a finding.<o:p></o:p>

·          Use appropriate methods to convey data underlying findings to the client in an efficient manner.<o:p></o:p>