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The Forensic Program provides forensic psychological evaluations and treatment for those involved in the legal system. For criminal cases, incarceration is not always the best outcome for a perpetrator with severe mental health problems. At Summit Psychological Associates, we work with the client, family members, and the legal community to help determine the best outcome for all involved.

Our staff has specialized forensic training and knowledge that allows us to provide accurate and well-supported diagnoses and opinions in order to assist the courts in answering various psycho-legal questions. Clinicians maintain working relationships with various representatives of the legal system to find the appropriate solutions for our clients and the community.

For non-criminal cases, we provide evaluations to assist the court in making decisions regarding guardianship, civil commitment, child custody and a range of psycho-legal questions.

Forensic Evaluations – We provide comprehensive psychological evaluations that assist in a variety of legal proceedings. Some of which include: Mental Health Treatment – We provide treatment for individuals involved in the legal system prior to incarceration, after release from incarceration, or in lieu of incarceration. Some of these include treatment programs for:
  • NGRI (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity)
  • Competency
  • Pre-sentence/Amenability to Treatment
  • Intervention in Lieu of Conviction
  • Sex Offender Risk Assessment
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Child Custody
  • Parental Fitness Evaluation
  • Guardianship
  • Civil Commitment

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