Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – What We Do
November 18th, 2010
Our primary skill is explaining complex medical and behavioral information in a readily understood and accurate manner. In the legal arena, as in our clinical practices, teaching, and scholarship, clear communication is our central goal.
We reach our opinions and offer testimony based on evidence, not simply our authority. Integrating the data from medical records, legal documents, psychological testing and interviews, we answer questions at the interface of law and mental health based on solid science and clinical experience.
Our consultation, reports and testimony aim to illuminate the mental health issues in legal matters. We consult in both civil and criminal matters and to both sides of the bar.
We find our work engaging and demonstrate our enthusiasm, curiosity, and care to the attorneys who retain us and the lawyers, judges and juries who hear our testimony.