Medical and Psychological Assessments

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Jessica Ross, Esq. which discusses the employee hiring process and how to protect your organization from the risk of liability.

Brent outlines his project in developing spiritual screening tools and some problems that such a project might encounter.

As a mental health practitioners trying to help further the cause of missions, I will be looking at issues as they develop in the arenas of assessment, overseas behavior and treatment, and contexts where you find cross-cultural and organizational cultural issues. I also want to discuss how to work with missions in the most effective way, looking at specific kinds of assessments and the ministerial exception.I am hoping, Theresa, that I will surface issues that you may be able to speak to from a legal perspective. 

I have used psychological assessments for missionary candidates for 34 years. I get questions about what can be done in the interview process, how to do it, what information to ask, and whether it can be done in a nondiscriminatory fashion.