Forensic psychology is the interaction of the practice or study of psychology and the legal system. The practice of forensic psychology can include consulting with agencies, conducting evaluations to address specific legal questions and providing treatment and services to individuals involved in highly conflictual, legal and/or disciplinary procedures. As a result, forensic psychologists tend to have experience working with and understanding difficult behavioural issues and providing information that is often relevant to legal questions.
Our practice has experience working with the criminal justice system, child protection services, professional regulators, police and employer/employee related conflicts.
Forensic and High Risk Behavioural Services Available
Our team includes forensic psychologists and other regulated mental health care professionals (see link to our forensic providers) who are able to provide consultation, assessments and treatment services for adults and youth. Services may be related to legal issues, professional misconduct, work/school related difficulties or child protective services questions/concerns.
We are also able to provide consultation, assessment and treatment services for individuals with complex clinical needs (Developmental Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other complex disorders).
Typically, forensic assessments address questions of risk to reoffend or threat to harm, as well as attempt to make connections between a persons psychological functioning and their problematic behaviour(s).
We offer individual and group treatment for a range of issues specifically aimed at improving a client’s quality of life and well-being, and to reduce or mitigate risk to engage in problematic behaviours in the future.
If you are an individual seeking services, we recommend that prior to beginning an assessment, we first speak with your attorney and/or the referring agency to help determine the type and scope of evaluation needed
Information for Attorneys
If you are an attorney and have questions about our forensic assessment and/or treatment services, you may call us at (416) 487-0791 for free consultation on a case.
Legal aid funding is accepted on a case by case basis.