Course Details

Course Title ABPPSP: Ethical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police & Public Safety Psychology
Date Varies
ProviderCONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies (Palo Alto University)
Phone650-434-2381
Emailcaps@paloaltou.edu
Website https://training.concept.paloaltou.edu/courses/Ethical-Dilemmas-and-Complex-Relationships-in-Police-and-Public-Safety-Psychology
LocationPalo Alto
Credit Hours7
Instructor(s)Jeni McCutcheon, PsyD, ABPP & Jocelyn Roland, PhD, ABPP
Method of InstructionOnline
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus


Course Description

This self-paced professional training on Ethical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by Jeni McCutcheon, PsyD, ABPP & Jocelyn Roland, PhD, ABPP. Police and public safety psychology is a specialized practice domain that requires knowledge of the services provided to consumers, understanding legal issues associated with service delivery, and cultural competency related to the environments in which practice occurs. This program addresses steps to manage ethical dilemmas in accordance with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Through didactic material and discussion of case examples, participants advance their ability to manage predicaments in this distinct environment. The course discusses all four of the domains of police and public safety psychology (intervention, assessment, consultation and operations) along with broad offering of case examples.


Course Objectives

  • Describe how to effectively resolve distinctive ethical dilemmas and complex relationships in police and public safety psychology

  • Describe dilemmas involving confidentiality, limitations of competence, multiple relationships and organizational conflict demands

  • Describe a model to apply ethical principles and standards when managing ethical dilemmas

  • Describe sound ethical decision making through active case discussion relevant to daily practice in governmental settings

  • Describe how diversity factors (e.g., race, culture, sexual orientation) are relevant in resolving ethical dilemmas and arise in complex relationships