Category Archives: evaluation-types

Risk Assessment for Sexual Offending (PC 288.1)

Comprehensive sexual-offense specific evaluation to determine risk for sexual re-offense, examination of mental condition, and treatment/supervision needs. This evaluation is often ordered by the court and may be used in the sentencing phase of a case. This evaluation will include a clinical interview, review of records, interview with collateral sources when appropriate, and the administration […]

Violence Risk Assessment

Comprehensive violence specific evaluation to determine a defendant’s risk for future violence and treatment/supervision needs. This evaluation is often used during the sentencing phase of a case. The assessment will include a clinical interview, review of records, contact with collateral sources when appropriate, and the administration of personality, intelligence, and/or risk assessment measures. Treatment/supervision recommendations […]

Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Clinical assessment to determine the presence of mental health factors and/or major mental illness. This evaluation may be requested by individuals uninvolved in legal proceedings or by attorneys who need clarification of a defendant’s mental illness for court purposes. This detailed evaluation will include a clinical interview, review of records, interview with collateral sources when […]

Personality Assessment, including Psychopathy evaluation

Comprehensive evaluation to identify personality traits of the person being assessed, including traits associated with psychopathy. Personality evaluations may be used as part of a legal case, but are also sought by individuals not involved in the criminal justice system. The evaluation will include a clinical interview, review of records, and administration of relevant psychological […]

Malingering Assessment

Detailed clinical evaluation to assess the exaggeration/feigning of symptoms of mental illness for secondary gain. This type of evaluation may be requested by attorneys who need clarification of a defendant’s mental illness for court purposes. This detailed evaluation will include a clinical interview, review of records, interview with collateral sources when appropriate, and the administration […]