DVD Program For Developing a Forensic Psychology Practice
- Are you a forensic psychologist who wants to expand your
practice to include civil cases, such as sexual harassment in
the workplace, or other forms of personal injury?
- Are you an attorney who wants to insure that the psychological
expert you retain will be capable and persuasive?
- Are you a psychotherapist who has been asked to offer
opinions in a legal context?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, I believe my DVD program can provide the preparation you need. After 30 years of experience as a forensic psychologist, I have prepared a DVD program that will show you, step-by-step, how to develop a forensic practice in civil cases involving claims of psychological injury.
To see excerpts from the DVD program, please visit the Video Excerpts page or click on the image to the right. To purchase, visit the Order Program page.
This program will prepare you for cases in which there is a dispute about whether or to what extent someone was psychologically injured because of negligence or wrongful conduct. Cases of this type may include sexual harassment in the workplace, or childhood sexual abuse, or a severe automobile accident, or any other kind of traumatic event or circumstance.
Accompanying the two-DVD program is a CD with two sample reports, a sample disclosure/informed consent form, a sample engagement letter for use as a contract with clients, and a sample confirmation letter for use when your deposition has been scheduled.
My program offers you step-by-step, concrete guidance about:
- Preparing for a practice as a forensic psychologist, starting with an assessment of your areas of greatest strength.
- Marketing your practice.
- Establishing your fees.
- What to expect when a potential client contacts you.
- How to maximize the likelihood that you will be known as someone who does high quality work and offers unbiased opinions -- not as someone who takes shortcuts, and will “say anything for money.”
- What areas to cover when preparing a written agreement between you and your client.
- Organizing and reviewing records.
- Preparing for, setting up and carrying out an assessment interview, including a simulated interview scenario.
- The rules you must keep in mind if you are to be qualified to offer expert opinion in court.
- The pitfalls you must be aware of when forming and expressing your opinions.
- Organizing and drafting a report that persuasively addresses the issues, and that also provides you and your client with a roadmap of your expected testimony.
- Preparing for and conducting yourself during your deposition, including a simulated deposition scenario, complete with attorneys and a court reporter.
- Preparing for and conducting yourself when testifying in a courtroom before a judge and jury.
- The steps you should take when a case comes to an end.
The aim of the program is to help you develop and carry out an ethical, high quality forensic practice that you will find rewarding in every way.
If you find the program to be unhelpful or if you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
To order, visit the Order Program page.