Nov 1

Will Candidate’s Psychological Past Stop NYPD from Hiring Them?


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Can a candidate who has had psychotherapy in the past become a NYPD Police Officer?

Will a candidates psychological past keep the NYPD from hiring them? The NYPD does not automatically disqualify a candidate for having received psychological counseling or other forms of mental health treatment. However, they will carefully review the facts regarding a candidate’s mental health history and consider each and every detail. Here are a few tips to not let your psychological past stop the NYPD from hiring you.

If a candidate has a history of mental health problems, they should be prepared to answer questions about their past. They will be questioned in detail about their psychological, mental health diagnoses and past or current treatment(s) (including therapy they underwent and/or medications they were prescribed). Candidates should also be ready, willing and able to provide all of the details, circumstances and symptoms regarding their mental health history, and how these details, circumstances and symptoms have affected them both currently and in the past. Based on the information given to them, the NYPD will decide if they will continue the hiring process with a candidate.

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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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