Medico-legal Assessments

Medico Legal Assessment Services

Medico-Legal Assessment Services

Psychological Assessment

Medico-Legal Assessment

Experts South Africa

Another important psychological assessment is Medico-legal assessments, these are required when medical or psychological knowledge is sought to answer legal questions. Psychologists undertake medico-legal assessments of clients on request of an attorney or third party. The goal is to measure the psychological impact an accident or trauma (e.g. work accident, motor vehicle accident or victim of crime) has had on a person’s psychological state and the associated effect of this on the person’s daily functioning, relationships and ability to work.

All assessments will include (1) an in-depth history taking and exploration of reason for the referral, (2) psychometric testing, (3) a written report, and (4) feedback session to discuss findings and recommendations.