Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations

Civil Cases:

  • Child Custody Evaluations
  • Fitness to Return to Work
  • Hostile Work Environment/Sexual Harassment
  • Independent Medical Examination
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Parental Fitness
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Workers’ Compensation

Criminal Cases:

  • Dangerousness and Reoffense Risk
  • Female Sex Offender Evaluations
  • Fitness to Proceed (Competency to Stand Trial)
  • Insanity & Diminished Capacity Defense
  • Sex Offender Civil Commitment (knowledge of criminal cases is critical)
  • Expert interpretation of forensic psychology and neuropsychology reports
  • Forensic psychiatry reports

What are Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations?

Forensic Psychiatry is the practice of psychiatry as applied to legal matters. It is therefore related to criminology, because we forensic psychiatrists practice at the interface of psychiatry and law. We utilize our knowledge of psychiatry to understand behavior, emotion, and motivation related to any and all legal matters.

Legal matters can include issues as simple as whether or not a psychiatric patient needs hospitalization, to whether a medical patient has the capacity to consent to a procedure, all the way to criminal issues such as whether a criminal defendant was not guilty by reason of insanity when he committed a crime. In between those extremes lie hundreds of other legal scenarios, such as testamentary capacity, fitness or capacity for a variety of legal proceedings, custody matters, dangerousness, diminished capacity, and guardianship issues, to name but a few.

Forensic psychiatrists are specifically trained to understand the legal issues in each case we encounter, and then further trained to answer the psychiatric-legal questions applicable to the case. We know how to understand each person’s mental status, psychiatric history, diagnosis, and psychosocial history and interpret it relative to the legal issues being considered.



Specialties & Treatment Approaches

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Types of Therapy

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychodynamic

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Video/Skype

  • Video Counseling

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Intimacy, relationships
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues