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Forensic Psychology & The Court System
- Decisional Capacity
- Cognitive Impairment
- Workman's Compensation Injury
- Civil Litigation Due To Injury
- Competency & Guardianship
- Behavior Analytics - Risk Assessment
- Family Law - Visitation Risk
- Psychological Factors Affecting Outcome
- Psychological & Mood Disorders
- Defect Of Reason
- Disease Of The Mind
- Mental Disease & Mental Defect
- Capacity To Comprehend
- Assessment On State Of Behaviors
- Assessment On Brain Damage
- Treatment Recommendations To The Court
In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Grabreck has attained Certified Concentrations as a Specialist in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. These are specialized fields of psychology. Dr. Grabreck is a published author in the field of Forensic Psychology, and completed her dissertation on a study she conducted on prison population inmates at a State Prison Correctional Center. Dr. Grabreck has experience specifically in this area of expertise. Dr. Grabreck has performed assessments on a wide variety of conditions relating to the diagnostics which would be involved with Forensic Psychology.
- Forensic psychology, is the psychological assessment of individuals who are involved, in one way or another, with the legal system. Although it is necessary to have training in law and forensic psychology, the most important skills a forensic psychologist must possess are solid clinical skills to apply psychology to the law.
- I will accept referrals from judges, attorneys, public defenders, insurance companies, worker's compensation (State Fund), nurse case managers, and physicians, just to name a few.
- Forensic Neuropsychology (neuropsychological) evaluation involves a comprehensive assessment of cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and personality functioning in the context of a civil or criminal legal matter. A forensic neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any civil or criminal case in which brain based or psychological impairment is suspected. If you have been injured with any type of brain trauma, a neuropsychological evaluation is highly recommended. This would include head trauma or injuries from work, sports, automobile, or any other type of accident.
- Forensic neuropsychological evaluation also provides assessment and documentation of the validity of patient self-report and performance after an injury. This includes an assessment of cognitive effort and response bias, as well as psychological / psychiatric symptom exaggeration and fabrication. This is accomplished with the use of well-standardized and empirically validated measures and techniques, that only a Licenced Forensic/Neuropsychologist should perform. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations are commonly used to document, characterize, and quantify suspected brain damage in civil litigation cases.
- Factors including causation and permanence of observed impairments, the patients future prognosis, and need for future care can be assessed. A neuropsychological evaluation can also assist greatly in planning educational and vocational programs for future care of a patient. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations are instrumental in criminal cases where issues of cognitive capacity at the time of the alleged crime are in question, competence to stand trial, and the presence of mitigating factors for sentencing purposes are involved.
Dr. Tammy Grabreck, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Forensic Psychologist
Center For Neuropsychology
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