Forensic Psychology Clinic

The Forensic Psychology Clinic at Ackerson and Associates is headed by Dr. Kimberley Svec Ackerson and Dr. Randall Griffith. Comprehensive forensic-psychological evaluations are conducted upon court order and/or request of an attorney addressing various psycholegal issues including pretrial competence, mental state at time an offense, competence to waive Miranda rights, and competence to refuse treatment. Evaluations addressing guardianship/conservatorship, child custody/visitation, and fitness for duty/return to duty also are conducted. Our evaluations are carefully designed for the relevant psycholegal question(s) and are based on the highest standards of forensic psychology practice and follow case law and statutory guidelines. Consultative services also are provided to assist attorneys and other legal professionals managing clients, or with relevant legal issues, involving psychological disorders or related mental health issues.