Forensic Evaluations

Forensic assessment and consultation are available for legal cases where compulsive stealing or theft are suspected.

Forensic evaluations are based on current literature examining compulsive stealing and kleptomania and include a clinical interview, psychological testing, and collateral interviews. Comprehensive reports can be utilized by the courts to assess risk of future behavior or for adjudication and disposition purposes.

A standard battery includes personality testing, screens for co-occurring disorders, projective assessments, and a robust examination of past and current stealing behaviors. Other measures may be included as deemed necessary during the evaluation process. These data are used to provide a rationale for the offense, determine the presence of an impulse control disorder, and inform an individualized treatment plan.

Please contact me for availability and fees.