Medico Legal Services

 

What We Do


We aim to provide high-quality forensic psychology reports within three weeks of receipt of the letter of instruction at LAA approved rates. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Assessments of ability to provide "good enough" parenting including assessment of intellectual functioning and the impact of this on caring

  • Sexual offender risk assessment within a family context

  • Violent behaviour risk assessment in a family context

  • Ability of a partner to protect children from a violent, sexually abusive or emotionally abusive person

  • Risk assessment of carers

  • Whole family assessments in order to establish the dynamics of a family, for example, in the context of disputes or where a child is demonstrating behavioral difficulties

  • Parenting assessment including risk assessment of physical and sexual abuse, violence (including domestic violence) and partners' ability to protect

  • Assessment of capacity as defined by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 particularly in cases of sensory impaired clients

  • Psychological aspects of child physical, emotional and sexual abuse

  • Attachment theory, assessment of adult attachment styles and relevance to parental behaviour

  • Substance misuse and dependence in a forensic context. effect of substance misuse and dependence upon parenting abilities

  • Psychological effects of matrimonial / relationship breakdown and abusive relationships
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    Our Process



    Our Philosophy


    PM Psychology has an established reputation for producing focused and reliable reports for the courts based on evidence-based methods. All of our psychologists who undertake medico-legal work are registered with the HCPC and Chartered with the British Psychological Society.

    Our therapeutic services are also evidenced based using a range of therapeutic techniques and integrative training. These include EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our therapies are always client focused and driven by their needs.

    Assessment Services


    We offer a range of assessment only services outside of our medico-legal work directly to individuals and to other health care professionals. These include psychometric testing of cognitive ability, assessment of social and adaptive functioning and assessment of personality and adult attachment style. Please contact us for more information.