Course Details

Course Title2021 LEPS Conference - Psychological Assessment Training
Date 12/15/2021
ProviderJohnson, Roberts, & Associates
LocationLos Gatos
Credit Hours6
Instructor(s)Ryan Roberts, PhD and Mike Roberts, PhD, ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus LEPS Summit 2021 Agenda .pdf

Course Description

A review of new topics in police and public safety psychological assessment.

Course Objectives

PRESENTATION: Maintaining HIPAA Compliance and Confidentiality in the Era of Remote Pre-employment Assessment. 9:00am – 10:00am

·       Describe threats to confidentiality related to virtual test administration.

·       Describe appropriate procedures for maintaining confidentiality when conducting virtual psychological interviews.

PRESENTATION: A Review of the POST Guidance Related to Bias (Amended 1031(f)). 10:00am – 11:00am

·       Explain the requirements of amended 1031(f) as it relates to the screening of candidates for bias.

·       Describe the difference between implicit and explicit bias.

·       List 3 potential sources of data that are relevant to the assessment of explicit bias.

PRESENTATION: Investigating Bias and its Correlates in the Police Applicant Population 11:00am – 1:00pm

·       Describe historical efforts to assess bias in the social science literature.

·       Describe the unique challenges of assessing bias in a job applicant population.

·       List psychological test correlates of endorsing explicitly biased beliefs.

PRESENTATION:  Writing Effective Reports for Public Safety Pre-Employment Assessments: Addressing Bias. 1:00pm – 2:00pm

·       Explain the relationship between the current POST dimensions and the legal mandate to assess bias.

·       Describe how an assessment of explicit and implicit bias can be effectively communicated in a psychological report.

·       List behaviors, circumstances or professed beliefs that may be mitigating factors to data indicating potential bias.

PRESENTATION: The Utility of Dynamic Questionnaires for Assessing Law Enforcement Candidates. 2:00pm – 3:00pm

·       List two ways in which dynamic questionnaires may provide more useful information for conducting pre-employment assessments.

·       Discuss the merits of asking dynamically triggered follow up questions immediately after a flagged response, or waiting until the candidate has completed all questions before requiring follow up responses.