“Can candidates who have had psychotherapy in the past be NYPD Police Officers?”
What does the psychological exam entail?
The NYPD Police Officer written exam is long and tedious. You will want to come prepared, as you will be expected to complete a detailed autobiographical questionnaire, answer questions about your current and prior health status and provide extensive information, including objective personality inventory measures.
In addition, you should be prepared for a one-on-one oral interview with a NYPD psychologist who will ask you questions about your educational, employment, psychological, medical and legal history, as well as past and present social relationships. The oral interview will take approximately 1 hour.
There are also steps you can take to help yourself with regard to both for the written testing and oral interview. First and foremost, you should ALWAYS be open, honest, candid with your answers. In addition, come prepared by bringing your resume, transcripts and any and all other relevant documentation you think might be helpful.
For further information regarding this matter please click on the link below: https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy
If you failed your psychological evaluation or have been disqualified for any other reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.
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