Medical psychological examination (MPU)

Counseling in preparation for the medical-psychological examination (MPU)

Your driver’s license has been revoked and you have been given a medical-psychological examination (MPU) as a condition. It is advisable to contact a traffic psychologist at the latest after the final judgment (i.e. at the beginning of the suspension period).

This allows you to make good use of the time during the ban period to prepare for the MPU. The majority of those affected have great difficulty coping with the demands of this examination situation without specialist help.

Please note that you may also be required to provide proof of abstinence.

What can you expect during an MPU?

An MPU due to drink-driving involves a medical examination by a doctor. A psychological assessment is then carried out. This is the focus of the MPU.

Complete abstinence is a prerequisite for an MPU due to drugs in road traffic. You can prove this by means of negative drug screenings (see proof of abstinence).

If you undergo an MPU due to a conspicuous number of legal violations in road traffic, the focus of the assessment is on the psychological examination.

Another part of the MPU in all three cases consists of reaction and image tests that you carry out on a computer.

How can we prepare you for the MPU?

This counseling to prepare for the MPU offers you the opportunity to work through the misconceptions and behavioral deficits of your traffic offences in individual therapy sessions. This increases your chances of getting your driver’s license back, preventing the risk of further traffic offenses and thus securing your driver’s license for the future.

The number of sessions required varies greatly from person to person and can only be estimated after the initial consultation. However, you can acquire basic knowledge to prepare for some of these sessions and thus shorten the number of hours of your therapy. We recommend that you read one of these two books:

  • Johannes Lindenmeyer:Lieber schlau als blau”, Beltz- Verlag, ISBN 3- 621-27415-4
  • Ralf Schneider: “Die Suchtfibel”, Gerhard Röttger Verlag Mundheim, ISBN 3-87 116-353-8