Forensic Psychology and Forensic Evaluation

Forensic Psychology and Forensic Evaluation

For those who have been referred for a forensic evaluation, Dr. Dohrenwend provides independent assessments that can assist in a variety of areas, including competency, behavioral functioning, emotional state, pathology and motivational features as appropriate.  Familiar with applicable legal concepts and procedure,  she consults with judges, attorneys, and litigants on a variety of issues. Dr. Dohrenwend works with children, adolescents and adults.

In addition to careful review of all records, assessment and interview, and preparation of a detailed report, expert testimony is also available.

Dr. Dohrenwend provides independent forensic evaluations that can assist in a variety of areas, including competency, behavioral functioning, emotional state, pathology, and motivational features. Familiar with applicable legal concept and procedures, Dr. Dohrenwend frequently consults with judges, attorneys, and litigants on a variety of issues.

Forensic Evaluation Process:

Forensic evaluations include a comprehensive clinical interview, review of all relevant records, and a full assessment of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral health. The evaluation usually involves incorporating collateral sources of data such as records or interviews with others. Dr. Dohrenwend works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Areas of Specialty – Forensic Psychology

Through a forensic psychological evaluation we can provide expertise to judicial, administrative, and educational systems, offer expert opinion about psychological issues, serve as a trial consultant to attorneys, the courts, or others.

The evaluation may be used in criminal or civil court, by employers, or by insurance companies to determine the following:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Assistance in Sentencing Evaluation
  • Personality Testing to Determine Trauma or Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Risk Assessment
  • Malingering
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Psychological Risk Assessment
  • Independent Record Reviews