Working With Law Enforcement Populations (3 CE’s)

Presented by Shawna Baron, Psy.D.
October 4th,  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This course will provide a general introduction to law enforcement personnel (who they are and what they do), the unique features of this population, and the role of assessments in working with this population. We will review relevant ethical guidelines and organizations related to working with this population, as well as the opportunities for specialization in this area.Potential risks might include exposure to traumatic material (e.g., retelling of a police officer’s critical incident).

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe who comprises the law enforcement population.
  • Describe and list unique psychological features related to law enforcement population, such as rates of suicide and PTSD as compared to other populations.
  • Demonstrate the use of assessment in working with law enforcement populations, including pre-employment and fitness-for-duty evaluations.
  • Explain specific guidelines and legal concerns regarding use of assessment in a law enforcement population.

Presenter Information

Shawna M. Baron, PsyD earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in 2012. She completed formal training in forensic psychology during her predoctoral and postdoctoral residency programs in Florida, where she became certified as a forensic examiner and has testified as an expert witness. Dr. Baron has considerable experience conducting criminal forensic assessments (i.e., competency to stand trial or be resentenced) as well as in the assessment of risk and treatment of sexual offenders. At Burrell’s Evaluation and Outpatient Clinic, Dr. Baron conducts a variety of psychological evaluations for all ages as well as pre-employment and fitness for duty evaluations for various law enforcement agencies. She maintains licensure as a psychologist in Missouri and Florida.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the NPTC Central Office, 3557 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.