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Kevin O'Doherty (Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Expert Witness) works with Solicitors, and related agencies in various locations throughout the UK and Europe. Kevin is suitably trained in the assessment and treatment of psychological injury in adherence with the Rehabilitation Code, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, (NICE) and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies guidelines. Kevin is registered with the British Psychological Society, American Psychological Association and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
Psychological assessment - involves a detailed clinical interview to determine the psychological impact of a potentially traumatic experience (e.g. immigration related issue) The impact may, for example involve anxiety, panic, depression or post traumatic stress disorder. Patients to be assessed are normally seen for a single session, often carried out via webcam or face to face where availability allows.
When instructed to provide an assessment report, Kevin will usually comment on the psychological impact of the issues or experiences in question, the relevance of any pre-existing conditions and prognosis. Treatment recommendations will be made where appropriate. There is usually a full review of documents such as medical records, medical reports and prescribed medications etc.
Kevin also performs forensic mental health assessments in criminal cases, and can explore and comment on various issues including: the likely state of mind of the individual when they committed a crime, their mental health during the intervening period, current mental health, diagnosis and prognosis going forward and the likely psychological impact of a term of imprisonment for example.
All work carried out by Kevin O'Doherty is supervised by a qualified and experienced Clinical Supervisor and in line with British Psychological Society and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services guidelines.
Face to face meetings for assessment take place in Paddington, Central London. The assessments can also be arranged to take place at other venues such as a law firm offices, where availability allows.
Standard Medico-Legal Time Frames:
1. A psychological assessment appointment is offered within 7 days of referral.