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(p. 103) Preparation for the Evaluation 

(p. 103) Preparation for the Evaluation
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(p. 103) Preparation for the Evaluation
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David M. Corey

, and Mark Zelig

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190873158.003.0004
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date: 26 May 2020

In this chapter, the authors review three categories of information psychologists need to obtain before conducting suitability and fitness evaluation: (1) the employer’s foundation for the referral (i.e., whether the employer has demonstrated the legal threshold for mandating the evaluation), (2) the relevant job demands and working conditions of the examinee’s position, and (3) the criterion standard for determining whether the examinee is psychologically suitable or fit for duty. The chapter includes guidance for gathering this necessary information and how to use it to optimize the quality and utility of the evaluation. Also addressed are two other issues that have implications for the evaluation and must be determined in advance: the examinee’s access to the report and records, and the presence of third parties during the evaluation.

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