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Psychological Standards

INSIGHTS FROM CEO

The FMRT Group is your one-stop-shop for pre-employment services. We can save you time and money by taking care of your psychological and medical needs all in one stop.

We understand how psychological standards are defined in the industry. Specifically, a battery of assessments with a clinical interview is used to determine suitability. Our board-certified public safety and forensic psychologists and I know what best practices are and what comprises a legally-defensible psychological evaluation.

In the assessment of psychological suitability and meeting national guidelines, one important task of conducting a pre-employment evaluation is assessing the candidate’s ability to effectively and safely perform the duties of the job. Test publishers do not sell assessments that measure for psychopathology to unqualified professionals and utilizing a professional that does not meet higher qualification levels (i.e., education, training, and licensing) would constitute an incomplete evaluation. Additionally, because reputable test publishers advise that clinical decisions should not be made from one source of data point alone (i.e., one assessment of psychopathology), failure to conduct a complete evaluation (at a minimum including multiple assessments and clinical interview) is negligent and would diminish the quality and defensibility of the psychological suitability recommendation.

FMRT supports making psychological standards stronger and expects the Criminal Justice Education and Standards psychological guidelines to be clear and professional. Mental fitness and suitability is imperative to the successful daily execution of public safety job requirements. In addition, when employers improperly screen applicants, they create significant risk for future liability for employers and employees alike. In the event you must legally defend a hiring decision, it is reassuring to confidently say that everything possible was done to evaluate an applicant according to national and international standards. Employers never want it proven that a shortcut was taken to save time or cost.

 

Elizabeth Morris, M.A.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Phone: 336-761-0764 ext. 1011

Email: elizabeth@fmrt.org 

COVID-19 Update:

We are interested in making the best decisions for you, your employees, and our employees. We are regularly reviewing county and state information daily in order to make the best decisions. Medical evaluations are still being performed in fewer FMRT office locations. These offices include Asheville, Raleigh, Greenville, and Winston-Salem offices. We will update you when we can resume medical services in our Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Wilmington offices.

FMRT will continue to exercise all current precautions and safeguards through Friday, May 29th, at all locations.

We will let you know when we begin to phase in changes for resuming less restrictive operations.


FMRT Updates

Welcome to Our Newest Clients!

We want to extend a warm FMRT welcome to our newest clients: Simpsonville Police Department in NC, Union Police Department in NC, Catawba County Sherriff’s Office in NC, Greer Police Department in SC, and Cheraw Police Department in SC.

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