We have experienced psychologists at our clinic who prepare:
1. Criminal Reports, assessments and treatment:
Psychological characteristics, level and quality of motivation, personality traits, psychopathology, and historical behavioural patterns often have significant bearing on legal issues, and the outcome of a case may rest on the expert testimony regarding an offender's psychological profile.
Assessment begins with a review of available records including medical and mental health treatment records, previous psychiatric and psychological evaluations, complaints, other legal records, and personnel records. After an intensive personal interview a psychological evaluation is made which is based on objective and well-validated personality and cognitive tests, a thorough history obtained from the client, and a current mental status assessment.
2. Family Reports for the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court:
Under the supervision of Laraine Beattie (committee member of APS Family Law Interest Group) Family Reports are prepared along the following guidelines: