Traffic Educational Coaching and Psychotherapy to prepare for the Medical Psychological Examination
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The offer consists in coaching and therapeutical dialogues and in the participation in a diagnostical car driving behaviour test (i. a. in case of exceeded point limit).
The preparation for the Medical Psychological Examination consists in comprehensive information regarding contents and procedure of a Medical Psychological Examination (German abbreviation MPU) as well as support for the contact with the traffic administartion. I certainly am always up to date.
I help you:
- after confiscation respectively withdrawal of the driving licence
- before a Medical Psychological Examination
- after a negative examination
- in case of several questions for the MPU
- regarding alcohol and drug problems
- after excession of the point limit in Flensburg
- after withdrawal of the driving licence because of or in connection with criminal matters
Why is a preparation for the MPU worthwhile ?
I offer you the information and the therapeutical and traffic educational support to change your attitude to the traffic, in order that you be able to comply with the conditions for a positive examination. I help you to understand and to reappraise the backgrounds for the behaviour, which has led to the withdrawal of the driving licence. New alternatives to act are developed and consolidated within appropriate time. In a simulated examination dialogue, the convincing explanation, according to one’s own experience, of the therapeutically achieved reappraisal and change of behaviour.
According to statistics by the Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt), only 59.2 % of 91,185 examinations in 2016 have had a positive result.
What do you gain from the coaching and therapy?
- imparting of information
- support to understand the facts of the case
- self-critical assessment of the former inappropriate behaviour
- improved self awareness
- achievement and training of positive behaviour alternatives
- changed attitude to life
- consolidation to prevent relapses
- support to get back the driving license
- possibility for people with migration background to bring along a translator of one’s confidence (e. g. from the family)
- fair prices
You can save much time, if you begin with the preparation for the MPU early enough within the waiting period.
Preconditions for the participation:
- presentation of the alcohol respectively drug relevant laboratory results (screenings)
- in case of alcohol or drug dependency abstinence at latest from the beginning of the therapeutical measure on
- declaration of consent to the inspect the driving license file
- confirmation of the knowledge of the data protection information
- single sessions specially adapted to your individual requirements
- Gestalt therapeutical dialogues and elements of the Integrative Breath Therapy for the solution of behavioral patterns
- diagnostical car driving behaviour tests
What awaits you in a MPU ?
The Medical-Psychological Examination (MPU) serves the security in traffic. The medical part of the Medical-Psychological Examination contains a physical examination, a laboratory examination of blood, urine, and hair tests, a questioning regarding the drinking habits, and an analysis of verbal statements and statements in writing on the former and the current state of health.
The psychological part of the examination deals with the general life circumstances of the car driver, who has shown inappropriate behaviour in traffic, and with the backgrounds of the inappropriate behaviour apparent from the driving license file.
The examination of the process of change focuses on the motivation, on the appropriateness, on the extent of implementation, and on the stabilization; the burden of proof has the examinee.***
In particular, it is examined, if you have changed your attitude and your behaviour sustainably and convincingly. It is important to really have worked on oneself and to be well prepared. This also includes, that you have improved your self awareness so far, that you do not fall back into the old behaviour even in unexpected stress situations.
The former and the current behaviour regarding alcohol and other intoxicants as well as with traffic offences is examined extensively.
The significant data of the life history are asked in writing.
In addition to that, the capacities relevant for traffic are tested.
***(source: „Urteilsbildung in der Fahreignungsbegutachtung – Begutachtungskriterien“, 3rd edition, editor: DGVP und DGVM, Kirschbaum publishing house
I impart to you the necessary basical knowledge on alcohol. Among this are its effect on body and psyche, medical consecutive damages, and typical traffic accidents caused by alcohol. You learn to calculate your alcohol level on the basis of your alcohol consumption. This helps you to get clarity about your real amounts of alcohol consumption. In addition to that, it is imparted, up from which level, there is an alcohol hazard respectively alcohol dependency, and under which circumstances alcohol screenings and not only laboratory tests of the liver values are necessary. Frequent causes and reasons of drinking are worked out, risks of relapses are shown, and several strategies of self control are examined.
The effect of alcohol on the behaviour in traffic is often underestimated. Already small amounts by far lower than 0.5 promille have an adverse effect on the sensoric capabilities. Also brain functions, which are crucial for traffic, like the ability to react, are reduced.
Typical accidents caused by alcohol are, e. g., collisions, deviation from the road, scraping of cars moving in the opposite direction, and disregard of the right of way. Among the causes are difficulties in assessing distances and speeds, the narrowed view, and slowed down reactions. In 2016, alcohol has been, with about 47 %, still reason number one for a MPU examination.
In all cases of traffic offences caused by alcohol, it has to checked, if there is an alcohol dependency or an alcohol hazard. In addition to that, a MPU is usually ordered to examine the fitness to drive. An alcohol hazard exists, if one drives under the influence of alcohol. In the case of a dependency, the driving licence may not be given back before a successful cure for alcoholism, further therapeutical measures, and at least a one year period of abstinence. In all cases of alcohol offences in traffic, regular blood tests respectively alcohol screenings have to be made before the MPU.
Since car driving under the influence of alcohol always results from an inappropriate behaviour regarding alcohol, it is one precondition for a positive prognosis of your future behaviour in traffic,
that you have changed your behaviour regarding alcohol so sustainably, that further car drivings under the influence of alcohol are not to be expected. This also can mean life-long alcohol abstinence.
I impart to you the MPU relevant basical knowledge on drugs and on the abuse of medicaments. Among that are their effects and long-term effects on body and psyche (incl. changes of the perceptive faculty), consecutive medical damages, and typical traffic accidents caused by drugs. Also interactions with alcohol are examined.
Causes and reasons of drug consumption are worked out and risks of relapses are shown.
It is explained, how the possession and the consumption of drugs can lead to the withdrawal of the driving license and to the necessity of a MPU, and which requirements have to be fulfilled for the proof of abstinence incl. drug screening, and for the change of behaviour.
In addition to that, an insight is given into the MPU relevant history of drugs.
Dependency respectively addiction is a compulsive behaviour, in which the affected person, depending on the gravity, sees little or, from a certain stage on, no possibilities to change that behaviour in the way of abstinence from the intoxicant. At that stage, the affected persons experience the intoxicant or its effects as existencially indispensable.
There are addictions bound to materials (drugs) and addictions not bound to materials (addiction toe work, to gamble etc.). Regarding many drugs, in contrast to alcohol, already their possession is a criminal offence.
Typical accidents caused by drugs are, like regarding alcohol, collisions, deviations from the road, scraping of vehicles driving in the opposite direction, and the disregard of the right of way. In addition to that, a loss of the perception of time can occur. In the year 2016, drugs and medicaments have been about 24% of the causes for a MPU.
The drug most often detected in traffic is Cannabis.
Particularly grave impairments occur with the combination of several drugs or of drugs with alcohol.
Even though the variety of drugs, the kind of the consumed intoxicant can today be reliably detected in the urine. By means of a hair analysis, even the duration of the consumption and of the following abstince can be proven.
For the MPU after drug offences, not only the abstinence is examined strictly, if it is sufficient, but also possible consecutive damage are comprehensively checked..
Like in the cases of alcohol offences, the backgrounds of the inappropriate behaviour regarding drugs are examined, and it is assessed, if the abstinence is sufficiently stable from a psychological point of view.
Points and criminal matters
For grave traffic offences, between 1 and 3 points are entered in the central traffic register in Flensburg. The driving license has to be withdrawn for the protection of the other traffic participants, if 8 points in total are reached, or if one criminal offence causes 3 points at once.
In 2016, among the causes of the MPU, the inappropriate behaviours without alcohol have been at 17%, and the other causes at 11%.
Often, the traffic offences entered in the driving license file, only show the „tip of the iceberg“. For the reappraisal according to the examination criteria, it is necessary to reappraise the habits regarding driving behaviour as well as the cognitive and the affective causes.
diagnostical car driving behaviour tests
For an optimal preparation in cases of exceeded point limit and of aggressiveness in traffic, usually a diagnostical car driving behaviour test is necessary, so that I get an impression of your driving behaviour and so can prepare you accordingly well-directedly.
In the diagnostical car driving behaviour test, the cognitive and affective causes as well as the car driving habits are examined according the questions for the MPU.
The diagnostical car driving behaviour tests take place together with the psychologist and with a driving instructor.