Dr. Cottle also offers trainings, workshops, and case consultation/review of mental health records and reports. Although Dr. Cottle does not conduct evaluations pertaining to divorce/custody or childhood sexual abuse victimization, she will provide a list of referral sources for such evaluations.
The Evaluation Process
Attorneys, Courts, and others may have questions regarding the purpose of Forensic Psychological Evaluations, as well as the procedures for obtaining such an evaluation in a specific case. Common questions include:
1. What type of expert do I need?
2. How do I obtain funding for an expert for an indigent defendant?
3. Are results protected by attorney-client privilege?
Answers to these questions vary from case to case. Dr. Cottle is available to assist attorneys/courts with all components of the evaluation process, including determining appropriate referral question(s), navigating procedures to obtain orders/funding for the evaluation, obtaining assistance of additional experts, and in preparing for testimony/deposition.
Dr. Cottle's evaluations are comprehensive and respond directly to the referral questions. Opinions are based on extensive interviews, record reviews, and the most up-to-date and scientifically defensible measures. Feedback is provided on an on-going basis, and reports are timely, clear, and easy to understand.
Contact Dr. Cottle for questions about your case and to help determine if a Forensic Psychologist (or other expert) may be helpful in your case. If Dr. Cottle is unable to assist, she will make specific recommendations and/or referrals, whenever possible.