Counseling

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by jh1597, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. jh1597

    jh1597 New Member

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    If a candidate were to go to a counselor, just to speak with them, no medication, no diagnosis or anything like that, would that be grounds for disqualification?
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    If I remember correctly from my son's DODMERB questionnaire, all of the questions were worded "Have you ever had or do you have now. . ." If you weren't diagnosed with a condition, and didn't receive medication for anything, what illness/condition/symptom is it that you would be reporting? There are a couple questions about whether you've considered suicide or consulted a practitioner for other than a minor illness, but again, without knowing why you talked to a counselor its hard to say for sure that you need to report it. Even if you have talked to a counselor and list it somewhere on your questionnaire, that is not an automatic disqualification. You may have to complete a remedial (basically sending records to give them more info about the situation) and then the academy you are applying to will decide whether to clear you or give you a waiver for the situation or not. My son had 3 medical remedials that all got resolved--2 after they reviewed the medical records and saw they weren't issues, and 1 he received a waiver for. I would say there are very few things that are automatic disqualifications.
     

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