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Have you been convicted of a crime? Are you a victim of crime? Attending court or seeking compensation?

Seeing a psychologist can provide invaluable support during these difficult times and can offer Courts a bigger picture regarding the particular circumstances or context of events.

Katherine is experienced to provide assessment and treatment services for legal and forensic purposes. Situations that might require these services include, suffering a work-related injury (worker’s compensation claims), personal injury, being charged with an offence, attending court for sentencing, psychological management for probation and parole purposes, being a victim of crime or suffering a medical-related injury or trauma.

The following services are provided:

  • Psycho-legal assessments and reports for offences (psychological state at the time of the offence) and drug and alcohol related matters.
  • Pre-sentencing reports. Individuals or their legal representatives may request a report that they wish to put before the Courts prior to sentencing. Such reports detail the individual’s state of mind or mental health situation that influenced the offending behaviour, their likelihood of reoffending and related factors.

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  • Section 32 assessments. Individuals suffering a mental health condition at the time of their alleged offence may bypass the traditional criminal justice system and into support, and where appropriate, treatment to address the issues that led to their alleged criminal behaviour. Individuals who receive a Section 32 won’t be found guilty or receive a conviction.
  • Medico-legal reports for claims relating to matters involving liability, work related injury, motor vehicle accidents (MVA), victims of crime, bullying and harassment, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, and PTSD.
  • Treatment relating to the consequences of personal injury and MVA and the management of offending-related behaviour.
  • Psychological assistance for probation and parole requirements.

 

Please note: Katherine does not currently complete reports requiring neuropsychological, family/child or intellectual disability assessments.