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Introduction to Police & Public Safety Psychology | June 21, 2019

$300.00 $250.00

7 Hours | 7 CEs (CEUs)

Early registration rate available until May 1, 2019

Friday, June 21st, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

Program Description

This in-person workshop on Introduction to Police Psychology is presented by Dr. Jaime Brower and Dr. Philip Trompetter.

This workshop provides core knowledge, with a sample of applications, of the police and public psychology specialty. Police and public safety psychology (PPSP) is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with effectiveness, safety, health and conformity to laws and ethics. It consists of the application of the science and profession of psychology in four primary domains of practice: Assessment, Intervention, Operational Support and Organizational consultation. The workshop begins with a history of the specialty followed by descriptions of many of the core proficiencies that define the practice. The workshop will include examples of PPSP practice such as crisis/hostage negotiations, employer-mandated psychological evaluations, interventions following officer-involved shootings and other activities. Importantly, the workshop will promote the cultural competence concepts necessary for a psychologist to work effectively with first responders.

Wanna join but can’t get to Palo Alto?

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. This year we are pleased to offer virtual attendance at our summer workshops via ZOOM. Attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials. Since you won’t be joining us in person (missing out on hard copies, coffee, snacks, and fun swag 🙂 please use promo code ZOOM at registration for a $50 reduction in registration rate. We look forward to having you join us either in person or virtually!

Intended Audience

This workshop is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the core domains of police and public safety psychology
  • Describe the police cultural milieu
  • Describe how police are trained to respond to threats and describe at least three misconceptions about police use of deadly force
  • Describe the differences between a pre-employment psychological screening and a fitness-for-duty evaluation of a law enforcement officer
  • Describe three examples of police training and consultation topics

About Dr. Jaime Brower

Dr. Jaime Brower is a licensed clinical psychologist working out of Denver, Colorado. She is American Board Certified as a specialist in the area of Police & Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Brower has devoted her career to working with those in law enforcement, corrections, detentions, fire, military, and other high stress occupations, as well as ensuring the health and wellbeing of their family members. She further specializes in risk and threat assessment, school violence and hostile workplace investigations. Dr. Brower is particularly passionate about training and consulting with agencies regarding best practices for enhancing resiliency and wellness.

About Dr. Phil Trompetter

Dr. Phil Trompetter is a California-licensed clinical psychologist who has had a specialty practice in police and forensic psychology for more than forty years. He is board-certified with the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and was president of the ABPPSP board in 2016-2017. His police psychology practice has included confidential counseling to officers and their families, pre-employment psychological evaluations of police applicants and psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations of incumbent officers, and field consultation to five SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Teams, responding to 150+ emergency callouts for barricaded/hostage incidents. He has conducted hundreds of critical incident interventions following officer-involved shootings, and regularly testifies in criminal and civil trials regarding human factors in police deadly force confrontations. He trains officers in de-escalation techniques, has conducted workshops for the American Academy of Police and Public Safety Psychology, has authored several journal articles in the specialty, and wrote a chapter on the history of police psychology in an edited book about police psychology.

The workshop begins with a history of the specialty followed by descriptions of many of the core proficiencies that define the practice.

The workshop will include examples of PPSP practice such as crisis/hostage negotiations, employer-mandated psychological evaluations, interventions following officer-involved shootings and other activities.

The workshop will promote the cultural competence concepts necessary for a psychologist to work effectively with first responders.

Continuing Education Credit

This workshop is an In-Person Professional Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete a workshop evaluation for this In-Person Professional Training Program. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be given their workshop evaluation upon completion of the workshop.

Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC. This self-paced course has been approved by the Judicial Council of California that qualifies for continuing education credit. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 5.225(d)(1)-(21), the outline or agenda submitted satisfies the requirements of the rule for 7 hours toward initial 40 hours Evaluator training, and annual 8 hours of Evaluator continuing education.Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

For in-person workshops we offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks out from the start date of each workshop. There are no refunds within 2 weeks but will accommodate with access to the online program.​

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