Forensic Evaluation & Expert Witness Services

A forensic psychologist’s job is to express expert psychological observations in legal terms that courts can readily understand. This work is complex and requires a forensic evaluator to research cases thoroughly, psychologically evaluate difficult subjects, and present legally valid testimony. I have received advanced training in the area of Forensic Evaluation and have provided Expert Witness and psychological assessment services for both civil and criminal cases.

Forensic Evaluation

Topics may include:

  • Assessment of personal injury and emotional distress
  • Employment issues
  • Evaluation of possible malingering
  • Assessment of mental state for insanity plea
  • Competency to stand trial
  • Prediction of violence and assessment of risk
  • Evaluation of dependency, parenting, and child custody issues in divorce
  • Specialized forensic personality assessment
  • Mitigating circumstances for sentencing
  • Threat assessment and management

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In The Media / Jane Beresford, Psy.D.

E! Channel

E!Dr. Beresford provided psychological screenings and evaluations for “What’s Eating You?”, E! Channel’s reality show about extreme eating disorders. The series chronicled the lives of men and women whose very survival was at risk as they battled not only their distorted body images, but also self-created, life-threatening food rituals and compulsions.

Quoted in Books
Manopause: Your Guide To Surviving His Changing Life Dr. Beresford was interviewed by Lisa Friedman Bloch, co-author with Kathy Kirtland Silverman of “Manopause: Your Guide To Surviving His Changing Life” (Hay House, 2012), which explores how biological and psychological factors collide with the societal pressures men face, and provides advice on how women can help themselves and their men move through and enjoy this sometimes challenging phase. Dr. Beresford's experiences in working with couples during this transitional time are included in the book.
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