Psychological Assessments & Evaluations

We use clinical review and psychological testing to assess for:

  • psychological disorder
  • psychopathy
  • malingering (pretending to be ill)
  • cognitive / learning disability
  • personality characteristics
  • factors interfering with rational decision making
  • factors interfering with judgment or perception

All of the psychological tests that are used are objective, norm-referenced and standardized instruments which means that can be rigorously defended during cross-examination.

Below is a sample list of the assessments/evaluations offered:

  • Competency to stand trial (PC 1368 and 1369)
  • Competency to waive Miranda rights
  • Insanity defense (P.C. 1027)
  • Mitigating circumstances
  • Disposition / treatment recommendations
  • Diagnosis: presence of mental disorder or defect
  • Waive privilege of self-incrimination
  • Capacity to form intent (eg. sexual intent)
  • Sex offender risk assessment of offenders with: hands-on sexual offense allegation or child pornography possession
  • Sex offender amenability to treatment
  • Risk of future violence or sex offense
  • Stoll evaluation
  • Fitness for juvenile court (707 hearings)
  • Immigration Hardship
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Disability

*PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE TIME FRAME FOR COMPLETION OF A FULL REPORT IS 4-6 WEEKS.

AN EXPEDITED REPORT MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FUNDING.