by Sarah Hall, PhD
fpamed forensic neuropsychologist, Sarah Hall, PhD, explains in this comprehensive article the important role of psychological testing when conducting forensic psychiatric assessments of plaintiffs who allege emotional distress in litigation. All testing in medicine, including blood tests, imaging studies and psychological testing, merely answers a membership question: based upon the examinee’s test data from a particular test instrument, what group of independently diagnosed individuals does the examinee most closely resemble? In addition, the psychological tests that are appropriate for forensic psychiatric evaluations must contain robust validity scales.
A pdf version of the full article can be downloaded below: