WHAT IS FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychologists most often engage in general, professional practice.  This is similar to how, say, a physician might practice general, family medicine.  Other physicians, however, specialize in a particular type of medical practice.  The same principle holds true for psychologists—they might gain additional expertise and specialize their respective practices in a certain domain of professional psychology.

I have chosen to specialize my private practice in clinical and forensic psychology.  As such, I do not presently provide general counseling services.  Instead, I conduct psychological evaluations.  This involves a skill set and specialized training beyond what most psychologists obtain and routinely practice.

Forensic psychologists conduct evaluations that are used in legal settings.  I generate reports, for example, that are used by attorneys, judges, probation officers, and others in court milieu.  I also provide consultation to attorneys who are preparing cases and can serve as an expert witness.