Course Details

Course TitleFoundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology
Date Varies
ProviderCONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies (Palo Alto University)
LocationPalo Alto
Credit Hours4
Method of InstructionOnline (Asynchronous/Self-paced)
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

NOTE: This 8 hour CEU course is approved for 4 hours of POST CPE credit.

This self-paced professional training on Foundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology is presented by David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP & Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP . This program provides 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. This program also describes the history and development of competencies in psychology, 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 course reviews the 4 domains of the specialty and includes discussion of how to demonstrate functional competency in those areas.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the Foundational and Functional Competencies

  • Describe 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