Institute for Forensic Psychology
5 Fir Ct Suite 2
Oakland, NJ 07436
Oakland, NJ 07436
Business InformationPre-Employment, Fitness For Duty, Psychological, Evaluation, Examination, Assessment, Police and Public Safety, Firefighters, Screening, Police Psychologist, Appeal, Law Enforcement, Security, Teacher, Professor, Promotion, Candidate, New York, New Jersey, Testing
Pre-Employment Psychological Screenings, Fitness-For-Duty Evaluations, Promotional Assessments, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
Psychological assessment of police recruits, special officers, firefighters, correction officers and other candidates for sensitive public service and security jobs, with ratings of risk and suitability for hiring. Evaluations (and rankings if desired) of candidates for promotion including all superior ranks. This process involves a modified assessment center approach including video-taped exercises, extensive testing and focused, structured interviews which address the issues most relevant to the role the candidate is seeking. Fitness for duty examinations of problem personnel with recommendations for disposition, assessments of dangerousness and specific suggestions for treatment, if appropriate. Assessments for the private sector, especially involving persons in sensitive positions or responsible for the safety of others. Assessment of dangerousness in the workplace for both private and public clients. Licensing of the IFP system to public safety agencies having their own in-house psychological staff. This normally includes the provision of training and ongoing consultation to client agencies in order to assure the most effective use of the overall system. Beyond certain standard tests, proprietary instruments, specialized interviewing formats, job- related judgment exercises and other assessment tools are provided. IFP maintains a strict separation of assessment and treatment services so as to assure that there is no conflict of interest. We may refer persons to suitable providers but conduct no in-house treatment. Management consulting to aid administrators, improve morale and efficiency and reduce intra-departmental frictions. Critical incident debriefings, including PTSD assessments. In service training programs, including stress reduction, dealing with the mentally disturbed, managing suicide risk, cross cultural sensitivity and police- community relations. IFP can also design specialized programs within our areas of expertise.
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The Institute for Forensic Psychology (IFP) has provided high quality psychological services for police and other public safety agencies since 1972. These include psychological screening of public safety recruits, promotional assessments, fitness for duty examinations, special team screenings and custom training and personnel projects. To date, over 70,000 persons, from over seven hundred agencies worldwide, have been examined, or served, through our headquarters and IFP's independent branch offices. Our methods and procedures conform to all applicable state and Federal regulations, the guidelines of the Psychological Services Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and of the American Psychological Association. IFP makes clear and feasible recommendations (including hire-no hire) based on professional assessments and standards. We stand by our recommendations. All professional personnel are licensed, and extensively experienced in dealing with public safety issues.
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