Psychological Evaluation | Independent Medical Examination (IME)
Since 1985, Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA, has provided forensic psychological evaluations to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. We have experience with a variety of legal issues including:
Our methods are objective, fair, and defensible. We begin with a review of available records, including medical and mental health treatment records, previous psychiatric and psychological evaluations, complaints, other legal records, and personnel records. We proceed with a psychological evaluation relying on objective and well-validated personality and cognitive tests, a thorough history obtained from the evaluatee, and a current mental status assessment. We provide oral and written reports as requested.
Psychological characteristics, level and quality of motivation, personality traits, psychopathology, and historical behavior patterns often bear significantly on legal issues, and the outcome of a case may rest on the expert testimony regarding a litigant’s psychological profile. Our reports are comprehensive, defensible, based on objective data, and capable of withstanding rigorous scrutiny in court. We will do whatever is possible to answer the questions at issue, and to assist the trier of fact in coming to the most accurate conclusions.
We offer case preparation services to help defense and plaintiff attorneys who are working on cases involving psychological or psychiatric issues. We can research the relevant professional literature to help develop specific direct and cross-examination strategies.