Services

Evaluations

We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive bilingual forensic and clinical evaluations of individuals of all ages and ethnicities. Our referral sources range from attorneys, various private and government agencies, case managers, psychiatrists, parents, spouses, and individuals. We are in contract with AHCCCS, BlueCross BlueShield, TRICARE, Department of Economic Security (DES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Department of Health Services, Gila River Indian Reservation as well as other local reservations, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Arizona State Hospital (ASH), Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC), Arizona Superior Court, as well as other state and federal agencies. The evaluation process typically includes a thorough review of collateral information, clinical interviews, behavioral observations, and comprehensive psychological testing. We evaluate for a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

*Our psychosexual evaluations are in compliance with the standards of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and our office is equipped with a laboratory which allows us to conduct the recommended physiological tests (such as the plethysmograph—PPG, polygraph, and the Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest—ABEL). All physiological tests are administered in a manner that considers the client’s utmost comfort, privacy, and confidentiality.

Forensic:

  • Psychosexual* and Violence Risk Assessment
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Competency to stand trial (“Rule 11’s”)
  • Guilty Except Insane (GEI)
  • MR/IQ (Capital Cases)
  • Parenting Fitness/Competency
  • Family Forensic Services (Court/Custody)
  • Mitigation
  • Immigration

Clinical:

  • Neuropsychological
  • Intellectual Disability (formerly MR)
  • Comprehensive psychological
  • Developmental Disability/Autism
 J.R. Forensic Evaluations

Restoration to Competency (juvenile and adult)

When a defendant is deemed Incompetent to Stand Trial, they may enter the restoration program. We provide weekly bilingual sessions aimed at increasing the defendant’s knowledge of the legal process, including, but not limited to:

  • Appreciation of Charge(s)
  • Appraisal of Available Legal Defenses
  • Appreciation of Possible Penalties
  • Understanding of Functions of Courtroom Participants
  • Understanding of Court Procedures
  • Motivation to Help Self in the Legal Process
  • Ability to Cooperate (Rationally) with Attorney
  • Ability to Behave Appropriately In Court
  • Rights Related To Pleas
 

Psychotherapy

We offer bilingual individual and group therapy for clients of all ages (child to adult) and ethnicities related to a variety of forensic and clinical issues. We utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, as all clients deserve unique and individualized treatment. We treat a variety of problems including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital issues/infidelity
  • Adjustment
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Sexual dysfunction issues (hyper-sexuality, sexual acting-out behaviors, sexual aggression, and sex offender treatment)
  • Parenting coordinator (family court)
  • Therapeutic interventionist (family court)
 
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