Mental health: when should psychological competences of a judge be assessed?

The newest issue of Regional Cooperation magazine is dedicated to Mental Health. Even though, the research area of the Project Portrait of a Judge might seem very remote, the truth is that every topic linked to people has the issue of mental health woven into it.

Judicial profession and career are commonly linked with prestige and high respect in society. What usually is not captured by the eye of the outsiders is the high level of responsibility, considerate workload and continuous exposure to stress caused by a variety of factors faced by all judges. Therefore, psychological competences and resilience to stress are among the factors tested and taken into account when selecting and appointing judges. 
Is such testing at the selection and appointment stage enough? Read more on the thoughts of experts in the new issue of the Regional Cooperation magazine!

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