Build a Relationship with your Psychologist

As a vocations director you have extensive personal knowledge and experience with the candidates that you are sending for evaluation. You demonstrate great empathy and good judgment in your measure of others. Trust yourself and your insight about your candidates.

When it comes to the evaluation take some time to talk to your psychologist and share any concerns about the candidate or identify areas that you would like the psychologist to assess specifically. Psychologists are very open to hearing what you are looking for in an evaluation. For example, you may have noticed something in the candidate’s family life or in his friendships that you would like clarified. Perhaps other priests, teachers or parishioners have mentioned something about the candidate. Ask your psychologist to investigate any particular issue of concern in the course
of the evaluation.