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Applying Psychology to the Law

As a board certified forensic psychologist, Dr. Kirkpatrick offers a range of forensic psychological evaluation services in both civil and criminal law matters.

Specializing in


Civil Law

  • Review & Critique of Other Forensic Mental Health Professionals’ Evaluations
  • Consultation Regarding Social Policy Issues Related to the Practice of Forensic Psychology
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Assessment of Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Relocation & Risk Assessment
  • Substance Abuse Assessments
  • Assessment of Allegations of Estrangement and/or Alienation
  • Non-Testifying Consultation to Family Law Attorneys & Their Clients [ more information »]
  • Consultation to Child Protection Agencies, Children’s Attorneys, and Guardians ad litem
  • Child Custody and Child Access Evaluations
  • Emotional Distress

Criminal Law

Including Juvenile Justice/Delinquency

  • Sentencing (Disposition) Evaluations
  • Competence to Waive Counsel
  • Competence to Testify
  • Competency to Stand Trial/Competency to Proceed
  • Mental State at the time of the offense (MSO) evaluations
  • Diminished Capacity evaluations
  • Consideration of an insanity defense
  • Competency to Confess
  • Consultation to Innocence Projects
  • Evaluation of Sex Offenses