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Enquiring as an individual?

No doubt you're seeking a psychological assessment for yourself or a family member for one or more of the following reasons:

  • You've sustained a significant trauma (motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, assault or natural disaster).
  • You've witnessed another person (perhaps a loved one) being hurt.
  • You're worried about your children (perhaps residency or guardianship, their experience of divorce or separation, or Access arrangements).
  • You're worried about your child's learning ability or intelligence (perhaps autism, Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD).
  • You're worried about your own diminishing faculties (perhaps dementia or Alzheimer's).
  • You need to change your Will and you need to prove your soundness of mind.
  • You've wound up in Court, and need help with your defence.

Enquiring as a Lawyer?

More than likely, you’ll be seeking assistance for your client pertinent to one or more of the above situations. You'll need a psychologist with credibility, ability and expertise.


Credibility

My qualifications and experience are of forty-two (42) years. I am a Fellow and the current National President of the Australian Association of Psychologists. I have four University degrees (to masters level), and have lectured in Psychology at the University of Queensland, Griffith and Bond Universities. I am also a published author of four psychology texts.


Ability

I have conducted psychotherapy with thousands of patients during my career, within the public and private sectors, and in hospitals, clinics and Private Practice. I've also completed more than five (500) hundred (possible as many as 1,000 by now) psychological assessments for WorkCover, Insurance Companies, Accident & Injury Solicitors, Criminal Barristers, and Family Law Solicitors. I have comprehensive psychological knowledge and practical experience of rehabilitation, pain and injury management, alcoholism and drug dependence, trauma management, pre-sentencing, parole and probation requirements, Family Law Court counselling, and mediation. My skills in Court Report writing are similarly of the highest standard. I use the most appropriate (restricted) psychological tests (including P.I.R.S.) to back up every assertion, culminating in highly defensible recommendations.


Expertise

I have a Medal of the Order of Australia and a United Nations Award for services to Psychology both in Australia and internationally. I have appeared as a Court appointed (expert) witness on many occasions.


Assessment Process

An assessment usually requires an interview with the client or patient over about two or three hours. The interpretation of results and preparation of the Court Report can take several more. The cost, however, is stable. The Court Report can be prepared urgently (within a day) and emailed or couriered if required. If not urgent, a signed copy will be posted within one week. Court attendance is offered in all cases, but is charged separately.


Costing

The cost of a standard assessment and report is $1,980.00 (GST included), and almost all are charged at this rate. Court attendance is charged at $375.00 per hour (whether in person or by telephone). You'll be asked to pay a $500 deposit prior to starting, and the entire balance must be paid at the time of the appointment. Your deposit will be forfeited should you cancel your appointment within forty-eight (48) hours (in accordance with the APS recommended fee schedule).


Assessment Venues
  • Brisbane - Level 18, 333 Ann Street, City.
  • Sydney - Level 32, 1 Market Street, City.
  • Melbourne - Level 23, HWT Tower, 40 City Road, Southgate.
  • Gold Coast - Level 9, Corporate Centre 11, 1 Corporate Court, Bundall.

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