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How Often do People Lose Security Clearances Because of Mental Health Reasons?
How Often do People Lose Security Clearances Because of Mental Health Reasons?February 6, 2017
Psychologists and psychiatrists working in military treatment facilities are often asked to do security clearance evaluations, sometimes referred to as DoDCAFs (Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility). These evaluations can best be conceptualized as forensic or operational in nature, in that the intent of the evaluation is ultimately a question of national security and there is no traditional doctor/patient relationship assumed by either party.
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