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Expert Testimony for Legal Proceedings

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Legal testimony services from licensed therapists: Let our insights inform your case

Dr. Kissen is available to consult and testify regarding the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in legal proceedings. With many years of experience and specialized training in anxiety, OCD and related disorders, she can help explain the psychological impact of events on individuals involved in legal cases, assess witness credibility, and provide insights into jury behavior.

Dr. Kissen has published extensively on anxiety and her expertise has been instrumental in numerous successful cases.

Contact us today to discuss how Dr. Kissen can help provide expert legal testimony regarding assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.

Understanding expert testimony in mental health cases

In legal proceedings involving mental health, expert testimony plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between clinical diagnoses and legal judgments. It involves qualified mental health professionals, like Dr. Kissen, presenting their knowledge and experience to explain how mental health conditions might impact individuals involved in the case.

Expert testimony adds a layer of objective and evidence-based understanding to legal proceedings, helping judges and juries make informed decisions.

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Common questions about expert testimony for anxiety and related disorders

Dr. Kissen can provide expert testimony in diverse legal cases where anxiety or related disorders are relevant, including:

  • Personal injury lawsuits involving trauma, pain, or emotional distress.
  • Criminal defense cases, particularly those involving witness credibility or the psychological impact of the crime on the defendant.
  • Family law cases, such as custody disputes or child abuse/neglect proceedings.
  • Employment discrimination cases where anxiety might be related to workplace harassment or unfair treatment.

Dr. Kissen can offer valuable insights into various aspects of your case, including:

  • Understanding the psychological impact of the events on individuals involved. This can help explain behavior, emotional reactions, and potential biases.
  • Assessing the credibility of witnesses or defendants, particularly those experiencing anxiety. She can analyze factors like memory distortions, emotional reactivity, and potential motivations.
  • Providing insights into jury behavior and decision-making. Understanding how anxiety might influence jurors’ perceptions and reactions can be crucial for strategic case presentation.
  • Offering recommendations for mitigating the negative effects of anxiety on testimony. This could involve courtroom accommodations, witness preparation, or expert explanations to the jury.

Fees for Dr. Kissen’s services are typically determined on a case-by-case basis, considering factors like the complexity of the case, time commitment, and travel expenses.

  • Transparent fee structures and estimates can be discussed during your initial consultation.

To facilitate Dr. Kissen’s understanding of your case and maximize her assistance:

  • Provide her with relevant case materials, medical records, and witness statements.
  • Be open and honest in discussing the details of your case and concerns you have.
  • Ask any questions you have about the expert testimony process or Dr. Kissen’s role in your case.