Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2020 - Psychology in the Service of Cultural Competence in Law Enforcement: Consultation, Operations, Intervention, and Assessment
Date 10/21/2020
ProviderIACP - PPSS
LocationVirtual Conference
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Katherine Kuhlman, Casey Stewart, Oliver Stone, Maria Galmarini
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This presentation will be facilitated by the IACP PPSS Diversity Committee and will take the hybrid interactive form of didactic, demonstration, skill-building, and discussion. The police psychological screening dimension of multiculturalism (Corey & Stewart, 2013) will be explained and the APA Multicultural Guidelines (APA, 2017) will be used to provide larger context for the importance of cultural knowledge, awareness, and skill in mitigating prejudice and discrimination in society, the behavioral sciences, and policing. Specialty treaties, standards, and guidelines from the behavioral sciences will be used to illustrate how multiculturalism is essential in competent policing. The presenters will represent specialists in police psychology and demonstrated in each of the four domains of practice—operations, consultation, intervention, and assessment—how behavioral scientists can bring to police agencies cultural competence in critical areas of policing such as recruitment, selection, training, policy formation, and practice. Examples from the general IACP Diversity Coordinating Panel resource center will be provide and real-world applications will be demonstrated.

Course Objectives