Jackie Withers Consultancy Limited

 

EXPERT WITNESS ASSESSMENTS

 

As a Chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (HCPC and BPS) I offer the following assessment services

I undertake independent assessments in a variety of areas and write reports for the courts relating to parents or other family members and adult offenders.

 

  • Risk assessment e.g. administration of the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE), Sex Offender Treatment Evaluation Package (STEP), SARN, VRS, STATIC-99, RM2000, HCR-20, RSVP. SAPROV, START
  • Recidivism and suitability for parole
  • Capacity to change
  • Substance misuse and dependency
  • Personality disorder
  • Veracity
  • PTSD and complex trauma
  • Survivors of childhood abuse
  • Adult mental health
  • Attachment and relationship style
  • Team functioning and team building
  • Assessment and psychological treatment of adults with a broad range of mental health problems
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Assessment and psychological treatment of adults with a broad range of mental health problems.
  • Ability to work with professionals
  • Family dynamics
  • Ability to protect, care/parent
  • Substance misuse and dependency
  • Personality disorder
  • Self harm

 

Confidentiality and Consent

A psychological assessment is required related to a current legal issue. The assessment involves a review of background information and relevant previous reports e.g. reports from psychology, psychiatry, probation, social work etc. and medical records. You will also be asked to complete psychological tests and to participate in an interview with the Psychologist.

The purpose of the assessment is to provide the court with the information therefore any information you provide may be included in the Psychologist's report.