Dr. Mark Ackerman specializes in fitness for duty psychological evaluations through his Atlanta, GA office.
The purpose of a Fitness for Duty evaluation is to determine an applicant's "goodness of fit" for a position, or to examine an employee's readiness to return following a period of time away from work due to circumstances which can include a behavioral, medical or emotional impairment. I have extensive experience providing psychological evaluations to assist with decision-making concerning applicants for law enforcement and public safety positions including police, border patrol, FBI, CIA, military and TSA officers. Depending on the nature of the referral questions, these evaluations may be either brief or more comprehensive. Most fitness for duty evaluations that I perform include a thorough interview and history taking, document review and objective psychological testing. Employee work-place complaints may include discrimination at the work site, violation of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), harassment, wrongful termination or other forms of unfair treatment and are problems which can have an impact on job retention and quality of life. I have experience evaluating such matters through evaluations that help detect the impact of unhealthy work environments to assist with employment legal matters. Mental health factors such as chemical dependency (e.g., alcohol or drug abuse), dangerousness to self or others in the workplace (violence risk assessment), intellectual or memory capacity changes, attention deficit issues, and anger management difficulties are just some of the concerns that employers may request to have objectively evaluated through my practice. I offer both in-office and virtual appointments.
I am a licensed psychologist in the States of Georgia and Florida. My practice is located in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, just off I-85 and North Druid Hills Road exit on Buford Highway. Please call or send an e-mail for inquiries concerning Fitness for Duty evaluation.