This article provides helpful information for attorneys, judges, and clients. (Note: We are open and providing all services, to include all types of evaluations needed for court, with in-office and online tele-health options for clients to choose from.)
Anyone who has worked in a forensic field or mental health field in general is aware that we can see clients who struggle to comprehend the world around them. This can be especially difficult in legal situations when individuals with mental health concerns are asked to be accountable for their alleged actions and assist in their defense.
But what goes into an evaluation of competency or capacity? To obtain an accurate picture of the client’s mental health, the psychologist will look to several sources of information, thus a strong evaluation would include several components.