Your Internet resource for information about the practice of psychology

Psychology Information Online

Your Internet resource for information about the practice of psychology


Forensic Home

Family Court

Civil Court

Criminal Court

National Directory of Psychologists


Psychology Information Online Homepage

National Directory of Psychologists – Locate a Local Psychologist

Forensic Psychology

Preparing Forensic Psychological Reports

Family Court Issues

Civil Court Issues

Criminal Court Issues

Select a Psychologist

Treatment For Emotional Problems

Psychology Bookstore

Frequently Asked Questions about the Field of Psychology


List your practice in the National Directory of Psychologists

Publish Articles Online

Locate Continuing Education Programs

Psychology Jobs

Market Your Practice

Forensic psychology is the interface between psychology and the law, so all psychological services provided for the legal community are forensic psychological services. However, most forensic psychologists provide services which are both clinical and forensic in nature. When a psychologist treats an individual who was emotionally traumatized by an accident, the treatment is clinical in nature, designed to assist the individual in recovering from the trauma. But, when the psychologist is asked to provide a report for the court, regarding the extent of the trauma, and to assess the psychological damage incurred, then the psychologist is providing forensic services.

Please use these links to learn more about Forensic Psychology:

Family Court

Child Custody Evaluations, Visitation Risk Assessments, Grandparent Visitation Evaluations,  Mediation of Parental Conflicts about Children, Child Abuse Evaluations, Adoption Readiness Evaluations, Development of Family Reunification Plans, and Evaluations to Assess Termination of Parental Rights.

Psychotherapy and counseling to families referred by the court:

  • Parent-child family counseling
  • Therapeutic supervised visitation
  • Parenting skills training
  • Anger management
  • Divorce adjustment counseling for children and/or adults
  • Parental communication skills training

Civil Court

Personal Injury Evaluations, IME Second Opinion Evaluations, Assessment of Emotional Factors in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, Worker’s Compensation Evaluations, Civil Competency Evaluations, and Psychological Autopsies.

In Civil Court cases, psychologists also provide psychotherapy and counseling to individuals for the following problems: 

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias Related to Traumatic Events
  • Psychological Factors in Chronic Pain
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Counseling following trauma
  • Couple Counseling regarding the impact of the trauma on the relationship
  • Desensitization.

Criminal Court

Evaluations of Juveniles accused of criminal acts, Juvenile Pre-sentencing Evaluations, Juvenile Probation Evaluations, Juvenile Waiver Evaluations, Evaluating the Credibility of Child Witnesses, Assessment of Juvenile and Adult Sexual Offenders, Competency and Diminished Capacity Evaluations, and Adult Pre-sentencing Evaluations.

Psychologists also provide counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals involved with the Criminal Court.

The issues addressed include:

  • Counseling of individuals who violate restraining orders
  • Counseling juveniles on probation
  • Supportive counseling for the victims of crimes
  • Counseling of individuals awaiting trial
  • Counseling adults on probation
  • Anger management skills training for violent offenders
  • Counseling and psychotherapy for sexual offenders

Psychology Information Online is a privately owned website providing information about the practice of psychology for the benefit of consumers and psychologists. It is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, any state or national psychological association or any state licensing board.

Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals can follow these links for:

Psychology Job Listings

Conferences and Continuing Education

Billing Services

Transcription Services

Testing Supplies and Services

Marketing Your Practice

Professional Journals

Professional Books

Professional Travel Programs

Register your practice in the National Directory of Psychologists

Publish Articles Online to Educate Consumers About Your Expertise

Psychology Information Online is a service of Forks Publishing Company

Psychology Information Online provides information for ConsumersPsychologists , and Students
The National Directory of Psychologists will help you locate a local psychologist. 
Our Self-Help Psychology Bookstore will help you locate books about psychological topics 
copyright 1999 – 2011 by Donald J Franklin, Ph.D. – all rights reserved

Need your ASSIGNMENT done? Use our paper writing service to score better and meet your deadlines.

Order a Similar Paper Order a Different Paper