FORENSIC EVALUATIONS & FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Both Dr. Roy Etheridge and Dr. Mary Anne Etheridge have rich forensic backgrounds and offer specific evaluations, forensic consulting, and expert testimony. Both doctors have testified as expert witnesses in Wake County. Forensic psychological services are not healthcare services; rather, they are expert services provided for a legal purpose. Forensic services cannot be billed to your health insurance company.
We provide forensic examinations in guardianship cases, accident/injury cases, and other situations when there is a question about an individual's mental health, emotional harm, or ability to care for oneself. We also offer psychological evaluations related to immigration cases. We no longer offer forensic services relating to divorce or child custody proceedings.
We will conduct your court-ordered evaluation in a respectful, dignified manner while protecting your privacy as much as possible. We will testify in your court proceeding if necessary at an additional cost.
Our forensic psychologists are experienced in examinations involving sex offender specific evaluations (SOSE), violence risk assessment, competency to stand trial, immigration, capacity, and more. We travel to jails, attorneys' offices, and other locations throughout North Carolina for our forensic services. We use only widely accepted psychological tests and evidence-based methods. We offer consultation services to attorneys as well as expert witness testimony.
We offer police fitness evaluations, PTSD evaluations for veterans seeking benefits, and fitness-for-duty evaluations (such as pre-employment or after an incident at work or school). We also offer evaluations in worker's compensation claims and disability cases.
Please note that our forensic psychologists conduct evaluations within the strict ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the laws and rules of the North Carolina Psychology Board. As such, we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, diagnosis, or recommendation upon conducting an evaluation. There is a chance that you will be unhappy with the results or that the evaluation will not benefit your case, and we do not issue refunds. We strongly suggest that you discuss with your attorney prior to hiring us for your court-related psychological evaluation, and we also suggest that you have your attorney consult with us prior to the evaluation. Finally, forensic evaluations are legal, not medical services and must be paid out-of-pocket. Forensic services cannot and will not be billed to your health insurance company.