Date of Award
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut, Psy.D., Ph.D.
In this case study, a police officer’s psychological experience of two fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs) following a critical incident was examined. The participant was a White, middle-aged male who was a former police officer; during interview, he spoke about his experience of a critical incident that took place and the FFDEs that followed the traumatic event. Three themes were identified: ambivalence, confusion about the nature of the FFDE, and distrust and defensiveness. More research is needed to determine whether these themes are generalizable to other FFD officer-evaluees.
Carson, Kayla L. (2013). The psychological experience of a fitness-for-duty evaluee: A case study (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: