Criminal / Civil Services

Criminal / Civil Services

Consultations

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

FFP provides verbal and written analysis of reports and testimony provided by other mental health professionals. These immigration evaluations typically include a clinical interview, psychological testing, and review of collateral information.

Malingering Evaluations

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

These evaluations explore whether there is an intentional production of false or grossly exaggerated symptoms for personal gain. An individual may malinger mental illness, emotional trauma, amnesia, memory problems, and other mental health and medical problems. These evaluations typically include a clinical interview, psychological testing, and review of collateral information.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

The post-traumatic stress disorder psychological evaluations examine the impact of having experienced, witnessed, or confronted a traumatic event. The evaluations often include a clinical interview and psychological testing.

Sexual Harassment

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

Psychological evaluations are conducted when there are allegations of sexual harassment. These evaluations may inform issues of discrimination, hostile work environment, and welcomeness. The evaluation process often includes a clinical interview, psychological testing, and review of collateral data.

Personal Injury Evaluations

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

Psychological personal injury evaluations are conducted to assess whether an event or its consequences have caused psychological or emotional injury. When there is injury, the forensic expert documents the nature and severity of the harm caused. When warranted, the forensic psychologist (expert witness) documents the absence of injuries and/or documents any malingering, deception, or exaggeration…

CR 35 Examinations

PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATIONS

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 35 (CR 35). Psychological examinations are conducted when the plaintiff’s mental condition is in controversy. These examinations often include a clinical interview, psychological testing, and review of collateral data. A psychological report is prepared upon request.

Waiver to Criminal Court

Waiver to criminal court refers to the transfer of a juvenile to adult court. Depending on the jurisdiction, the purpose of the mental health evaluation may entail assessing for mental illness and mental retardation and exploring the maturity and sophistication of the Defendant. The evaluations often require the administration of psychological tests of personality, intelligence,…

Diminished Capacity Evaluations

Psychological evaluations explore whether the defendant formed the intent required for a crime (Mens Rea). Inability to form or failure to form the required intent may result in acquittal or conviction of a lesser offense. Psychological evaluations may examine whether the defendant committed the offense while suffering from significantly reduced mental capacity and whether the…

Mitigation Evaluations

These evaluations gather personal, medical, and mental health information relevant to mitigation. These evaluations may include a review of medical and mental health records, interview of third-party informants, clinical interviews, and psychological testing. These evaluations may integrate results from neurological exams and comprehensive neuropsychological testing.

Presentence Evaluations

Federal and State courts allow for psychological evaluations to inform the presentencing stage of some court proceedings. The goal of the presentence psychological report is to provide the additional information the court needs before determining a sentence. The psychological evaluation is a means of gaining insight into factors such as the defendant’s history and his…