Dr. Peterson provides evaluation services for adolescents and adults.
A psychological evaluation can be used to clarify mental health diagnosis, assess treatment progress, and to identify ongoing treatment needs.
Psychological evaluations conducted related to some form of legal proceeding are typically referred to as forensic evaluations. The exact nature of the evaluation is determined by the referral questions and legal statute involved.
Dr. Peterson provides evaluation and expert services related to criminal and civil matters. Some examples of possible evaluations and testimony include: (This list is not exhaustive).
Competency to Stand Trial
Criminal Responsibility evaluations
Capacity to consent to sexual relations evaluations
Sexual Risk Assessments
Violence Risk Assessments
Differential Diagnosis (i.e., Does your client have a mental health condition?)
Review of psychological evaluations, preparation for cross-examination of psychology experts, etc.
SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
Clinical supervision and consultation services for local mental health professionals and agencies.