Forensic Services in Berkeley, CA
Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic psychology at The Berkeley Institute is practiced in the context of litigation and mediation within the legal system and it addresses a broad range of areas and situations to which the knowledge and skills of psychologists may be applied. In our therapeutic practice at The Berkeley Institute, Dr. Leonard Schwartzburd and Dr Connie Zimmerman provide expert forensic services to Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and surrounding areas.
Dr. Schwartzburd has been qualified as an expert witness, examining and testifying both in civil and criminal cases in the Alameda County and Contra Costa County Superior Courts. He is also a Qualified Medical Examiner and has served both as an Independent Medical Examiner and an Agreed Medical Examiner in the California Division of Worker’s Compensation.
Other forensic areas of service include:
- Personal injury forensics
- Competency issues forensics
- Fitness for duty forensics
- Domestic issues forensics
- Child custody forensics
- Evaluation of treatment issues forensics
Psychological Forensic Tests
Dr. Zimmerman, like Dr. Schwartzburd is an expert at administering and interpreting psychological tests and often collaborates with Dr. Schwartzburd in seeking an understanding appropriate to the case in question. Though it is not a forensic function Dr. Zimmerman also functions in the evaluation of candidates for religious vocation. Because of her experience as a case manager she is also expert in the evaluation of the need for psychological treatment, and its effectiveness and appropriateness.
The Berkeley Institute employs an array of both psychologist administered and computer administered and interpreted tests and information gathering instruments to be applied as is appropriate to a given situation.
Areas The Berkeley Institute Provides Forensic Services To:
The Berkeley Institute provides forensic services to Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Piedmont, Emeryville, Orinda, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, LaFayette, San Rafael, San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito and surrounding areas. There are people from additional communities we serve in Northern California within our office in person. We also provide services to people via electronic media. Skype seems to be best but phone and IM’ing can also be effective. It is best to have had contact in person at the beginning of services and where possible a mixture of in person and face to face treatment via modern communication technology. We can work effectively with many individuals anywhere that people are served by the internet. Such services are supported by a growing number of studies and increasingly favorable laws across the USA.
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