Forensic psychology services: Evaluations for legal proceedings
Navigating the intersection of mental health and the legal system can be complex and challenging. At Mile High Psychology, our forensic psychology services are focused on addressing the psychological factors involved in legal cases.
Our assessment process, detailed reports, and expert testimony aim to bridge the gap between mental health factors and legal considerations, supporting informed decision-making.
In the pursuit of justice, we must recognize that mental health is a critical factor that influences behavior and decision-making.Judge Michael Town
Understanding forensic psychology
Forensic psychology plays a pivotal role in addressing the intersection of mental health and the legal system.
For example, when individuals experience significant cognitive and psychological challenges, they might act impulsively, reach inaccurate conclusions, or lack insight into their actions. In the legal context, such behaviors can prompt questions on competency, mental state, and capacity.
By employing a range of assessment and evaluation techniques, forensic psychology aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the psychological factors involved in legal cases.
Forensic psychology services at Mile High Psychology
- Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing: We provide psychological and cognitive testing to assess the psychological and cognitive functioning of individuals involved in legal proceedings.
- Collateral Interviews and Record Reviews: In addition to test administration and interpretation, we gather information through collateral interviews and record reviews.
- Analysis and Report Writing: The evaluation process involves a thorough analysis of information we have gathered and our written reports provide insight into mental health factors.
- Treatment Recommendations: Based on our assessment findings, we provide informed recommendations for treatment planning. We take into account the unique circumstances and needs of individuals, facilitating appropriate interventions and support.
Specialized forensic psychology evaluations
Competency (Criminal Cases)
Competency evaluations assess an individual’s mental capacity to stand trial, determining if they have the necessary understanding and ability to participate in legal proceedings.
Mental Status at the Time of the Offense
Evaluations for mental status at the time of the offense involve assessing the individual’s mental state during the commission of a crime to determine if they had the capacity to form intent, appreciate the consequences of their actions, or control their behavior due to a mental disorder or impairment.
Capacity (Civil Cases)
Evaluations in capacity or competency cases in civil court assess an individual’s cognitive and psychological functioning to determine if they possess the necessary mental capacity to understand and participate in legal proceedings related to civil matters such as guardianship or conservatorship.
Forensic psychology: Where law meets psychology
Bridge the complex worlds of mental health and legal considerations.
Meet Dr. Laura Leach
Laura Leach, PhD
With over 20 years of assessment experience, Dr. Laura Leach specializes in psychological assessment of adults and adolescents with a particular focus on forensic assessment. She also provides neuropsychological assessments.
Reasons to consider forensic psychology services at Mile High Psychology
For more than 20 years, our team has been provide forensic psychology services in Colorado. We work closely with attorneys, probation officers, DHHS staff, and other legal professionals to provide comprehensive mental health evaluations for individuals involved in legal proceedings.
With office locations in Denver and Colorado Springs, we serve clients throughout Colorado. Our reach extends beyond our offices, as we provide assessment services at correctional facilities across various counties in the state, including Denver, El Paso, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and more.
Clarity and Insight
Gain insight into the psychological aspects of legal cases through our in-depth assessments and evaluations.
We offer thorough analysis and formulation of mental health factors, contributing to the process of informed decision-making.
Collaboration and Support
We understand the importance of collaboration and effective communication in these complex situations.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.Eleanor Roosevelt
Empowering the legal process through psychological insight
Increase understanding of your case—contact us today to learn more about our services