Clients can expect to receive a high standard of psychological expertise in the area of forensic risk assessment. As part of my graduate training, I was provided knowledge and skills in interviewing and intervention, civil and criminal law, assessment and management of difficulties that present within forensic contexts, expert testimony, investigative approaches, as well as policy issues and research. Since that time, I have completed a significant amount of additional training in risk assessment and hundreds of assessments over the course of my career for various agencies, including: Corrective Services New South Wales, Correctional Service Canada, National Parole Board, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Alberta Review Board, Alberta Health Services, and the Courts.
Clients can expect to receive specialized forensic expertise in the area of psychology and its application to various legal issues. Reflecting the tradition of psychology and the law, my training emphasizes the integration of psychological, research, and legal skills. Over the course of my career, I have completed various types of assessments that included: suitability for treatment programs, responsivity issues and treatment progress, fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessments for sentencing, risk assessments for community reintegration, as well as potential Long Term and Dangerous Offender designations. I have also been trained in and facilitated various correctional treatment programs for various types of offending behaviours, including: violence, family violence, and sexual offending. Clients seeking consulting services can expect to get a balanced review of the issues, education regarding psychological disorders, the potential impact within the legal context, and a comprehensive report based on the referral question. Services are provided to enhance understanding of psychological issues with regard to current research and to address unique characteristics of a case. Forensic research and consulting can also be used to review expert evidence for an additional opinion and to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of an assessment.
Psychological services for forensic clients can sometimes be difficult to access in the community. Individuals looking for help in finding stability, reintegrating from custodial settings, and/or looking to maintain and build on new skills can come to Lex Psychology Corporation for this support. Group maintenance programming is offered for individuals looking to share in common experience, learn from each other, and provide encouragement when facing similar challenges and/or goals. Individual maintenance programming is offered for people who are uncomfortable with group process but wish to build on skills they have learned in correctional settings in various programs. Over the course of my career, I have gained expertise and facilitated various correctional programs for specific types of offending, including: violence, family violence, sexual offending. As clinical team lead, I was also involved in the development of a violence prevention program for incarcerated at risk male youth.