Expert Witness Services

The psychologists at Berkshire Psychology have appropriate training and experience in providing expert witness reports for criminal, family and/or civil proceedings. They are familiar with the rules and guidelines appropriate to the specific proceedings and they are fully compliant with these. Dr Murray has completed additional training in excellence in report writing, family court and cross-examination. She also has experience in providing capacity assessments and reports for people with learning disabilities. See individual profiles for additional information about psychologists’ experience and training (‘about us’). Instructions are accepted from solicitors (self referrals for court proceedings are not accepted) and we welcome any enquiries via telephone or email contact. If for some reason we are unable to help we are happy to signpost to a highly reputable psychology service with whom we associate.

The following are examples of the work we undertake:

Assessments of children and adolescents:

  • Impact of domestic violence
  • Impact of neglect and / or abuse on child development and functioning
  • Attachment
  • Risk assessments (risk from others / risk to others)
  • Assessments of social, emotional and behavioural functioning
  • Learning Disability assessments (cognitive, adaptive and social functioning)
  • IQ assessments
  • Mental health assessments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (remove screening assessments for)

Assessments of adults:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychological effects of personal injury
  • Capacity to take part in proceedings
  • Capacity to make decisions (e.g. to consent to sexual relationships / to decide where to live / financial decisions)
  • Learning disability assessments (cognitive, adaptive and social functioning)
  • IQ assessments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (remove screening assessments for)

Family assessments

  • Family relationships and family functioning
  • Recommendations for living and contact arrangements
  • Parental alienation

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