FAQS

FAQS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is the difference between clinical and forensic psychology?
Why should I seek psychological services from a clinical psychologist with forensic expertise as opposed to one without such expertise?
Do you have a sliding scale for clinical services?
What types of payment do you accept for clinical services?
Are forensic psychological services covered by the Medial Services Plan of B.C.?
What is your cancellation policy?

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

What is a psychological assessment?
What is a psychological test?
What is your approach to conducting assessments?
What are the various sources of information you use in psychological assessments?
What happens if there are discrepancies among these sources of information?
Why do I need a psychological assessment from a forensically trained psychologist? Can’t I just go to a clinical psychologist?
I have a treating psychologist with whom I have excellent rapport. Can s/he complete my forensic psychological assessment?
What is your approach to conducting child abuse investigations?
What is the StepWise Approach to Interviewing?
How do I initiate a referral for a psychological assessment or child abuse investigation?
Can you guarantee that the assessment will be in my favour?
How much do your assessment services cost?

CONSULTING QUESTIONS

I have concerns about the psychological services that I received elsewhere. What can I do about it?
What does a work product review entail?
How much do your consulting services cost?

TREATMENT QUESTIONS

What is your approach to treatment?
How do I refer myself or someone else for treatment?
How long is a treatment session and how long will treatment last?
I am a first responder / I am a criminal justice professional who routinely deals with the aftermath of traumatic events, either directly or indirectly. What are the advantages of seeking services from a forensic specialist?
I have a family member who has committed an offence. What are the advantages of seeking services from a forensic specialist?
I have a family member who is a victim of crime. What are the advantages of seeking services from a forensic specialist?
I am a parent involved with the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). What are the advantages of seeking services form a forensic specialist?
I have unwanted urges and impulses or problematic sexual interests that worry me. I would like treatment but I’m worried that you will report me to the police. What can I do?
How much do your treatment services cost?

TRAINING QUESTIONS

I am an individual seeking training. Can I attend one of your workshops?
What kind of training do you offer?
I would like to host a workshop. Will you work with me to develop new training?
How would you tailor a workshop for my organization?
What is the cost of a workshop?