This episode is a two-for-one sequel!
We are again joined by clinical psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Prohaska, to discuss some of the standard psychological screening processes (commonly referred to as "psych tests" by cops) that are used to hire and retain police officers. She answers our questions about the types of psychological screening tools, some of their pros and cons, and the overall effectiveness in these screening methodologies.
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Dr. Jennifer Prohaska Ph.D
Dr. Jennifer Prohaska graduated with her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from the University of Kansas and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center specializing in neuro-rehabilitation psychology, where she also concentrated on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other traumatic injuries that had life-altering permanent consequences. She is one of a few rare psychologists with advanced knowledge of use of force encounters and is Force Science Certified.
Dr. Prohaska is a nationally sought-after public speaker for numerous law enforcement and public safety agencies, presenting on such topics as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, Chronic and Cumulative Stress, Resiliency, and various Commander Leadership courses focusing on how mental health impacts leadership. She has been a featured speaker for the FBI National Academy Associates- Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MidAmerican Regional Council, and Central States Law Enforcement Executives seminars.
As an advocate for advancing individuals and departments forward, no matter the limitations, her approach is guided by scientifically backed methods to get the best results for her clients, be it agencies or individuals. Since 2013, she has grown her practice to support over 54 different entities across three states focusing on the evaluation and treatment of first responders. As a trusted source, Dr. Prohaska provides clear and precise programs to develop top performers who are ready for high risk-high stakes situations.