Forensic assessment is appropriate when public discussion and debate are used in an attempt to reach a judgment.  This often involves traditional forensic activities such as depositions and attorney conferences.  Sometimes, it is used to address questions such as whether a professional serving the public is fit to perform their “duty” or if someone is disabled.  Unlike the setting in which neuropsychologists are working with their patients toward a common goal, forensic neuropsychology involves adversarial relationships with additional demands  to uphold ethical standards in an arena in which concrete guidelines such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the APA Ethical Guidelines are superseded by the law.  Due to the forensic nature of the testing, additional tests are often required to more thoroughly establish the validity of the assessment.

If you would like to retain my services for a forensic case please have your attorney contact the office that is most convenient for you. Dr. Michael DeBellis Psy.D., ABN, FACN Fax: (877) 879-7892

San Mateo Memory Center

411 Main St. Suite D

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone: (510) 316-4364

Fax: (877) 879-7892


Forensic Assessment

Forensic Assessment