The Ataraxic Mind
was founded by Dr. Charles Pilavian, in October 2016.
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California P.O.S.T. & Fitness-For-Duty Evaluation Evaluation

California Peace Officer Standard & Training (P.O.S.T.) Appeal of Dysqulaification Evaluation                                    

I have been conducting psychological evaluations of applicants of Law Enforcement who are in the process of appealing their Pre-employment Disqualification, pursuant to California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training. 

Psychological Fitness-For-Duty Evaluation (FFDE)

A psychological FFDE is a formal, specialized examination of an incumbent employee that results from (1) objective evidence that the employee may be unable to safely or effectively perform a defined job and (2) a reasonable basis for believing that the cause may be attributable to a psychological condition or impairment. The central purpose of an FFDE is to determine whether the employee is able to safely and effectively perform his or her essential job functions. 

Dr. Pilavian has expertise in Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations. Services may be rendered with a wide range of occupations, such as healthcare professionals who are facing board sanctions, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers, and other employees in safety-sensitive positions.  

Dr. Pilavian also provides evaluation of work-related injuries: Cognitive and Emotional.


Psycho-diagnostic Evaluation

Psycho-diagnostic assessments such as mood disorders, personality disorder, and its application to psychotherapy. This service may be requested by individuals and psychotherapists alike.