Clinical Forensic

Clinical Forensic Psychology

Understanding a client’s cognitive functioning and psychological profile are an important part of building a successful legal defense.

The skilled team at APPS, through state-of-the-art psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, provides an objective evaluation of clients’ mental status in the context of relevant legal issues. These evaluations can provide psychological profiling, an assessment of client competency, an objective evaluation of distress experienced, as well as an assessment of the client’s psychological functioning.

APPS clinicians have extensive legal experience including a nationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychologists with direct experience working for the Justice Department and the DC Superior Court.

Psychological and psychiatric evaluations and expert testimony can assist in many kinds of cases for which we are experienced and available for consultation:


  • Custody and Visitation Issues
  • Child Neglect and Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Contested Estates and Probate


  • Civil Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation
  • Emotional Distress
  • Age, Race, Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment


  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Diminished Capacity/Actuality Pleas
  • Malingering
  • Criminal Insanity
  • Pre-Sentencing Assessments
  • Juvenile Fitness Evaluations
  • Mens Rea
  • Sexual Offenders

Please contact us to schedule a consultation.