Course Overview

Course Length: 2 Hours
Certification is valid for: 24 Months
Continuing Education Credits: 2


Working with emergency responder and public safety personnel can often present unique legal and ethical challenges due to the specific, and sometimes conflicting, needs of agencies and clients. This course addresses current best practice guidelines, case law, and precedents that guide ethical practice as it pertains to pre-hire evaluations, psychological fitness for duty evaluations, dual roles, navigating abbreviated informed consent processes during emergency callouts, and more. This can be taken as a single course, or as part of the Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician program.

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The bundle includes all 14 Emergency Responder and Public Safety Clinician Certification (ERPSCC) courses.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the unique ethical and legal challenges that may arise for psychologists providing treatment and/or assessment of emergency responders and public safety personnel

  • Learn about and develop modified versions of informed consent, releases of information, notices of disclosure, and mandatory reporting documents to meet organizational needs

  • Identify and discuss the potential differences in confidentiality and record-keeping encountered when working with emergency responders and public safety personnel

  • Discuss the statutory requirements and judicial precedents guiding the practice of police psychology and how those apply when working with emergency responders, public safety personnel, and employing agencies

What to expect:

  • High quality video instruction from our course presenters

  • A downloadable PDF overview document for the course

  • A state-of-the-art learning environment with easy course navigation and the ability to access your courses on any device

  • Instant certificate delivery upon successful course completion

  • Quick access to course support and feedback from your student dashboard

Meet Your Instructor:

Jaime Brower, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. Jaime Brower has devoted herself to serving emergency responders and their loved ones for more than 20 years. The breadth of her professional experience includes work with law enforcement, fire, corrections/detentions, EMS, dispatch, victim advocates, military, probation/parole, and other associated professionals. Dr. Brower supports more than 150 agencies nationally at local, state, and federal levels by offering public safety related services, including counseling services, peer support team development, training and oversight, critical incident response, psychological testing and evaluations, both organizational and operational consultation, and threat and risk assessment. Dr. Brower is American Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) and currently serves on the ABPPSP Board, as its Academy President.

Course Reviews:

Peggy Olson

5 star rating

“Excellent Course. Very helpful!”

“Excellent Course. Very helpful!”

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5 star rating

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