Forensic Psychological Evaluations
Forensic psychology applies psychological principles and science to help answer specific legal questions.
Dr. Shah has extensive training and experience in completing psychological forensic evaluations. He is thorough and detailed in his approach, allowing him to detect the nuances in each forensic assessment. He has worked with individuals with a wide variety of psychological issues including many with severe mental illness in forensic settings.
Forensic psychological evaluations incorporate multiple sources of information including interviews, psychological testing, and records. Through careful review of this information and a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s social and psychological background, Dr. Shah routinely provides consultation and forensic reports consistent with the data and information gathered.
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC is based in Atlanta. He offers both private and court-appointed forensic evaluations and works collaboratively with the courts and criminal law attorneys on psychological issues that could impact a specific case. He provides expert testimony in the area of forensic psychology at both the state and federal levels. Dr. Shah has been qualified as an expert witness in several Georgia counties and the Northern District of Georgia.
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC provides forensic assessment services at the federal level and Atlanta area counties including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, and others. Forensic evaluations can be provided in other states based on the respective state’s licensure requirements. Travel fees for forensic evaluations outside of metro Atlanta apply. A partial or full online evaluation can be done in some circumstances.
Forensic Psychological Evaluations For Attorneys and Court
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC offers forensic psychological evaluations for the criminal justice system. Evaluations include assessments for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sentencing mitigation, and psychosexual issues.
Psychological Mitigation Evaluations
A mitigation evaluation involves a thorough assessment of a defendant’s background, mental health history, and the psychological factors involved in an offense.
Psychosexual evaluations help to determine the risk factors involved in repeating sexual offense behaviors. Sexual deviancy and sexual violence are commonly assessed.
Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
Competency to stand trial evaluations involve an assessment of a defendant’s mental capacity at the present time.
Criminal Responsibility Evaluations
An evaluation of criminal responsibility (insanity) involves an assessment of whether a psychological disorder impacted a defendant’s judgment or perception at the time of an offense.
Violence Risk Assessment
Violence risk evaluations assess multiple factors involved in the increased risk of violence. Psychological history and other aspects of a person's background are analyzed.
Psychology Expert Witness Testimony
Using his specialized training and experience in the area of forensic psychology, Dr. Shah provides expert testimony in line with the evaluation findings.
psychological evaluations for employers
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC offers psychological evaluations in employment setting. Evaluations include fitness for duty evaluations, independent medical (psychological) exams, workplace violence evaluations, and pre-employment psychological screenings.
Fitness for Duty Evaluations
A fitness for duty evaluation can determine whether an employee has a psychological condition that is impairing work performance in one or more essential job functions.
Workplace Violence Evaluations
Risk and protective factors are analyzed to determine the nature of violence risk and provide specific recommendations to the employer to reduce violence risk.