“Can candidates who have had psychotherapy in the past be NYPD Police Officers?”

What psychological history will prevent me from being hired by the NYPD?

The NYPD does not automatically disqualify a candidate for having received counseling or some other form of mental health treatment. However, they will carefully review the facts in connection with a candidate’s mental health history and consider each and every detail of a candidate’s history on a case by case basis.

If a candidate does have a history of mental health problems, they should be prepared to thoroughly answer any and all questions about their psychological past, including their mental health diagnoses and their past or current treatment(s) (including any therapy they underwent and/or medications they were prescribed). Candidates should be ready, willing and able to provide all of the details in connection with the circumstances and symptoms regarding their mental health history, and how these circumstances and symptoms have affected the candidate both currently and in the past.

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

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