Psychological Assessments

Providing psychological evaluations to private clients to assess intellectual levels, personality characteristics, identification of psychopathology, determining vocational interests, and academic achievement. Additional psychological testing is conducted at the request of both private and governmental agencies such as Workman’s Compensation case managers, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the Disability Determination Service of the Social Security Administration, the United States Probation Office, the United States Air Force, and the United States Postal Service.

A related function involves conducting forensic psychological evaluations, i.e., assessments with special applications to judicial or legal matters. My experience includes working in a practice group which maintained a contract with the Alabama Department of Mental Health to perform assessments of a criminal defendant’s competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the alleged offense, competency to waive Miranda Rights, and current risk assessment. These requests for evaluation typically originated at the request of Circuit Judges of the State of Alabama.

Other forensic evaluations are conducted by specific arrangements and include those requested by Judges of the United States District Courts, by Judges of Domestic Relations Courts, the Federal Defenders Office, or privately retained criminal defense attorneys. I am frequently called upon to offer expert testimony of both a general and specific nature in criminal, domestic relations, and civil court cases.