Forensic Psychological Evaluations
Forensic psychology applies psychological principles and science to help answer specific legal questions.
Dr. Shah and Dr. Christiansen have extensive training and experience in completing psychological forensic evaluations. They are thorough and detailed in their approach, allowing them to detect the nuances in each forensic assessment. They have worked with individuals with a wide variety of psychological issues including many with severe mental illness in forensic settings.
Forensic psychological evaluations incorporate multiple sources of information including interviews, psychological testing, and records. Through careful review of this information and a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s social and psychological background, Dr. Shah routinely provides consultation and forensic reports consistent with the data and information gathered.
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC is based in Atlanta. The psychologists with the practice offer both private and court-appointed forensic evaluations. They work collaboratively with the courts and criminal law attorneys on psychological issues that could impact a specific case. They have provided expert testimony in the area of forensic psychology at both the state and federal levels. Dr. Shah has been qualified as an expert witness in several Georgia counties and the Northern District of Georgia.
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC provides forensic assessment services at the federal level and Atlanta area counties including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, and others. Forensic evaluations can be provided in other states based on the respective state’s licensure requirements. Travel fees for forensic evaluations outside of metro Atlanta apply. A partial or full online evaluation can be done in some circumstances.
Forensic Psychological Evaluations For Attorneys and Court
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC offers forensic psychological evaluations for the criminal justice system. Evaluations include assessments for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sentencing mitigation, and psychosexual issues.
An evaluation of criminal responsibility (insanity) involves an assessment of whether a psychological disorder impacted a defendant’s judgment or perception at the time of an offense.
psychological evaluations for employers
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC offers psychological evaluations in employment setting. Evaluations include fitness for duty evaluations, independent medical (psychological) exams, workplace violence evaluations, and pre-employment psychological screenings.