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Psych evaluation

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:39 pm
by TheViper23
Hi all. I was wondering if anyone had any insight on how the psych evaluation works? Do they compare answers if this is your 2nd and or 3rd time going ? And let’s say this is your 2nd time and the first time you went it was for a different department whether pass or fail do they compare ?

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 am
by cop91
It depends, if you're seeing the same psychologist and it's for two different departments I highly doubt the PD's would know, or honestly even care if there was a difference, BUT the psychologist will compare your two visits.

If you're seeing two completely different psychologist, then no, they would not compare your recent visits. That would be a huge violation of HIPPA, they can only say PASS/FAIL if they even knew where and who you saw before.

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am
by rwalk27
i seen the same psych for the two departments. he was much different the second time around. i actually left out of there feeling confident!! the first time, not so much

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:44 am
by TheViper23
I ask because I went to the same psych office in Oakland nj last year and this year and found out recently I failed it again. I don’t get why obviously they won’t say but I feel like the doctor compared my answers to the first one. My first time I had another doctor but same office and this time I had an older man. I know there’s no way to practice for a psych evaluation but I wish I knew what it is that’s holding me back

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:08 pm
by TheViper23
rwalk27 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am
i seen the same psych for the two departments. he was much different the second time around. i actually left out of there feeling confident!! the first time, not so much
Did you know why you failed the first one? And did you change your answers around the second time?

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:34 pm
by rwalk27
i didnt fail the first time. but i left there thinking i did because of how it went. you may be able to appeal and request going to a different location for the psych but i dont know the correct procedures to do so

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:12 pm
by TheViper23
Thank ya’ll for the info!!!

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:16 pm
by MB226
I have a question that is similar to the one discussed before, however, this is my first time taking a psych evaluation and I am concerned that any notes the doc took about what was discussed will be revealed. To what extent do they inquir into one personal mental health. I mentioned thoughts of suicide years ago when I was having issues, will they find that out ? I'm fine now it was just a romanticized thought, but I'm concerned I won't be hired because if that. What should I tell them about, will they know it I went to a therapist or not unless I verbally disclose it?

Re: Psych evaluation

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 am
by cop91
MB226 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:16 pm
I have a question that is similar to the one discussed before, however, this is my first time taking a psych evaluation and I am concerned that any notes the doc took about what was discussed will be revealed. To what extent do they inquir into one personal mental health. I mentioned thoughts of suicide years ago when I was having issues, will they find that out ? I'm fine now it was just a romanticized thought, but I'm concerned I won't be hired because if that. What should I tell them about, will they know it I went to a therapist or not unless I verbally disclose it?
Ok, so let me get this straight you actually told him you had thoughts of suicide? Why wouldn't you just lie. "Have you had thoughts of suicide...? NO". Easy.

I'll be honest with you, most doctors will just say, pass / fail. However, the fact that you said you HAD thoughts of suicide probably will fail you. That's ok though, it's a lesson learned. If you fail, and you get an offer from another PD just make sure you don't tell the truth next time. It's a psych exam, not a polygraph. you can lie about pretty much anything.