Society for Police and Criminal Psychology


Educational Opportunities in Police and Criminal Psychology

Recommended Readings

The following linked presentation, “What’s on Your Shelf: Recommended Readings for Police Psychologists” was compiled and presented at the November 2012 meeting of the Society by James S. Herndon, Ph.D., Ed.D.   What’s on your Shelf?

Educational institutions, internship sites, or providers of continuing education that would like to be listed on this page, please contact JoAnne Brewster at brewstja@jmu.edu

Educational Programs with Offerings in Police and Public Safety Psychology

The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology lists the following opportunities for training in police and criminal psychology for the convenience of individuals using our site. We do not endorse or make any warranty concerning the value of any academic program or training opportunity listed below.

Alliant International University

M.S. in Applied Criminology
Executive format program for working professionals.
Concentrations in Criminal Behavior, Cybercrime and Technology, Global Crime and Homeland Security, and Victimology.

Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Forensic Psychology Emphasis (Fresno Campus) Numerous elective courses and dissertation opportunities in Forensic and Police Psychology
Continuing Education Courses for professionals (APA-approved)

Carlos Albizu University

APA-accredited Doctoral Program in Forensic Psychology
Course in Police and Correctional Psychology

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.A. in Forensic Psychology
Course in Psychology of Law Enforcement Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology, Law Enforcement Concentration
Practicum and dissertation opportunities

City University of NY (CUNY), The Graduate Center

Ph.D. in Psychology
Course in Psychology and Policing

Farleigh Dickinson University

M.A. in Forensic Psychology
Course in Law Enforcement Psychology
Externships with police departments and numerous research opportunities

Fielding Graduate University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Exposure to police psychology as an advanced specialty within the Forensic Psychology concentration.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

M.A. in Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Courses in Psychology of Policing and Mental Health Issues in Policing

Marymount University

M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology
Course in Psychology of Law Enforcement

Walden University

M.S. in Forensic Psychology
Course in Police Psychology

Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology
Course in Police Psychology

Post-Graduate Programs in Police Psychology

Internship/Practicum Sites in Police & Public Safety Psychology

Center for Applied Psychology and Forensic Studies Advanced Practicum externship (1 year)
Post-doctoral fellowships (1-2 years)
Michael Bricker, Ph.D., HSPP,  drmichaelbricker@gmail.com

Honolulu Police Department Pre-doctoral Internship (availability subject to funding)
Carol Hood, Psy.D., J.D., Director of Training,  Chood1@honolulu.gov
2-year Post-doctoral Fellowships (availability subject to funding)
Herbert M. Gupton, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Training, hgupton@honolulu.gov

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Employee Support Services Bureau (ESSB)
Two postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern positions are available annually.   More information

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology
Community & Public Safety Psychology Division, MUSC
Sheresa Christopher, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellowship Director,
ForensicPsychology@musc.edu

Continuing Education Opportunities in Police & Public Safety Psychology

The following professional organizations provide opportunities for continuing education for professionals through annual conferences and/or scheduled workshops.  For membership requirements, consult each organization’s website.

The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology  (SPCP)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police-Police Psychological Services Section (IACP-PPSS)

The American Psychological Association, Division 18:  Psychologists in Public Service, Police and Public Safety Section  (APA Div 18)

Consortium of Police Psychological Services (COPPS)
For information regarding the annual meeting, contact Brian Mangan, Psy.D., bmangan@lepca.com.

American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology (AAPPSP)
The continuing education provider of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP), A specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). For information on the Academy, please contact JoAnne Brewster at brewstja@jmu.edu.

Educational institutions, internship sites, or providers of continuing education that would like to be listed on this page, please contact JoAnne Brewster at brewstja@jmu.edu

Forensic Psychology Degree Programs

Adler School for Professional Psychology
MA in Police Psychology
Victoria Priola-Surowiec, Psy.D.
Director, Police Psychology Program
Adler School of Professional Psychology
65 E. Wacker Place
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 201-5900
admissions@adler.edu

Alliant International University; California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)  
Psy.D. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Forensic Psychology Emphasis
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727 
(559) 253-2200 

Alliant International University
Ph.D. and Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Studies
Eric Hickey, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Forensic Studies
Alliant International University
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 456-2777

Argosy University
M.A. in Forensic Psychology and M.A. in Professional Counseling / Forensic Specialty
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 243-5300
866 703-2777
Locations of other Forensic Psychology Programs

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology
M.A. in Forensic Psychology
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL  60610
(800) 721-8072

Drexel University (formerly Hahnemann University), Ph.D. / J.D. Program
Law-Psychology Program
Broad and Vine
Mailstop 625
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192
(215) 762-8084

Florida International University
Ph.D. in Legal Psychology
Dr. Nadja Schreiber Compo & Dr. Steve Charman, Co-Directors
Department of Psychology
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
schreibe@fiu.edu and charmans@fiu.edu

Forest institute of Professional Psychology
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Forensic Psychology
2885 W. Battlefield Rd
Springfield, MO 65807
417-823-3455 or 800-424-7793 (Phone)
417-823-3442 (Fax)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology, Doctoral Program in Forensic Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MA-JD in Forensic Psychology and Law
445 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Marymount University
M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology
221 Rivermoor Street
Boston, MA  02132

Prairie View A & M University
M.S. in Juvenile Forensic Psychology
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 4017
Prairie View, TX  77446

Roger Williams University
M. A. in Forensic Psychology
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809

Simon Fraser University
Law and Forensic Psychology Ph.D. Program
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6

University of Alabama
Clinical Training Ph.D. Program, Psychology-Law Concentration
Department of Psychology
Box 870348
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348

University of Arizona
Psychology, Policy and Law Programs
Tucson, AZ 85721

University of Denver
M.A. in Forensic Psychology
Department of Psychology
2155 South Race Street
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208

University of Liverpool
M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Investigation
A 100% online program offered in partnership with Laureate Online Education B.V
De Entree 11-13
1101 BH Amsterdam Z.O.
The Netherlands
psychprogramme@ohecampus.com
http://www.ohecampus.com

University of Nebraska—Lincoln
J.D. / Ph.D. Program, J.D. / M.A. Program, Ph.D. M.L.S. (Master of Legal Studies) Program, Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology, and Postdoctoral Training Programs
Law and Psychology Program
209 Burnett Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0308

University of Nevada-Reno
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology with Specialty Training in the Law
Reno, NV 89557

University of Texas at El Paso
Ph.D. in Psychology with Concentration in Legal Issues
El Paso, TX 79968

University of Virginia
Ph.D. in Community, Social or Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
102 Gilmer Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Walden University
M.S. in Forensic Psychology
Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology

Widener University
Psy.D. / J.D. Program
One University Place
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013-5792

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