Dr. Pyburn has a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University with an emphasis in testing/evaluations. She has more than 15 years of experience in assessment, counseling, and consultation in clinical, educational, hospital, and government agencies. Most recently, she worked with Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department. She has been performing preemployment and fitness for duty evaluations for many years. She speaks nationally on Police Psychology issues; involving both assessment and counseling. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma.
Dr. Nathan Thompson is an Arizona native who graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in psychology and Russian. He later completed his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the American School of Professional Psychology. He conducts preemployment evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and post-incident debriefs for various law enforcement agencies. Dr. Thompson provides psychotherapy and primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has also been trained in Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is often used in the treatment of trauma. He has presented at several national conferences regarding his work in police and public safety psychology.
Dr. Connie Pyburn and Dr. Nathan Thompson of Arizona Policy Psychology, PLLC have conducted management and peer counseling training seminars for statewide law enforcement agencies and private enterprises. Furthermore, they have performed thousands of pre-employment psychological evaluations for police, over one thousand pre-employment evaluations for Correctional Service Officers, and approximately 50 fitness for duty evaluations for both law enforcement and correctional agencies. They are both members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. Dr. Thompson is also a member of the Fire Service Psychology Association and the Arizona Chapter of IACP.
We have over 15 years in direct consultation with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Arizona.
Qualified and experienced in performing law enforcement related pre-employment evaluations, law enforcement-related fitness for duty counseling services, confidential employee counseling stabilization and referral services, crisis intervention, and post trauma counseling services.