PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

Kane Counseling Services offers a full range of psychological assessment and testing for many areas of need.

Psychological assessment and testing available for: 

  • Child Custody and Family Law

  • Guardian ad litem services

  • Parenting Coordinator Services

  • Criminal Cases

  • Civil cases (Personal Injury, Mental Duress Evaluations, etc.)

  • Employment Law Cases

  • Professional license reinstatement assessments

  • Psychosexual assessments

  • Medical procedures (bariatric surgery, cosmetic procedures, etc.)

  • Giftedness and Learning Disabilities

  • IQ testing

  • Mental capacity to sign legal documents

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Behavioral

  • Cognitive assessments (Alzheimer's, Dementia, etc.)

  • and more....

All assessments include well-researched and documented reports. Dr. Kane's psychological reports are clearly written in simple, jargon-free language to enable the judge, jury, attorneys, and/or defendants to have a clear understanding of all findings. Dr. Kane’s reports assist in translating complex psychological information into terminology that can easily be used to strengthen a case.

Most reports typically include (varies by assessment):
  • Review of relevant records and history

  • Review of written, video, or audio records 

  • Clinical interview of the defendant

  • Collateral interviews

  • Psychological testing including cognitive and personality measures

  • Assessment of malingering and deception

  • Diagnostic impressions

  • Future risk assessment

  • Summary of relevant mitigating and/or aggravating factors

  • Summary of Findings and Opinions

  • Recommendations


Family Law Services:

Dr. Kane offers comprehensive child custody evaluations, family law assessments, and can serve as a Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem. 

Child Custody Evaluations typically include:

  • Review of documentation / records

  • Interviews individually with mother, father, and children

  • Interview jointly with mother/father

  • Interview as a group including mother, father, and children. 

  • Interviews with collateral resources as appropriate

  • Evaluation of abuse or alienation allegations

  • Psychological testing
     

Final reports typically include: 

  • Full developmental history, social history, and psychological history

  • Cultural considerations

  • Psychological testing for both parents and children (includes Objective and Projective tests of personality, parenting assessments, malingering/validity measures, academic assessments for children, and parents if needed, and other testing as appropriate. 

  • Summary of Findings

  • Recommendations

  • Other information as appropriate or requested


Criminal Law Services:


Dr. Kane assists criminal lawyers in many issues that may occur in a criminal case. Dr. Kane’s assessments focus on the importance of presenting the judge and/or jury with a thorough and comprehensible account of the defendant’s character, background, and all mental health concerns. Dr. Kane’s criminal psychological reports stress the importance of determining and presenting who the defendant is as a person and whether his or her background should be taken into consideration.
Dr. Kane offer services to courts, defense attorneys, and prosecutors in many areas of Criminal Law, including:

  • Psychodiagnostic Testing

  • Neuropsychological Testing

  • PTSD Trauma

  • Severe Psychopathology

  • Courtroom Testimony

  • Homicides

  • Violent Criminal Cases

  • Child Abuse

  • Psycho-Sexual Evaluations

  • White Collar Crime

  • Internet Pornography

  • Military Courts Martial


Psycho-Sexual Evaluations:
Dr. Kane offers objective, comprehensive, and thorough sex offender evaluations.  All psycho-sexual evaluations include a detailed risk assessment.

 

Civil Law Services:


Dr. Kane provides assessments and testing services for both plaintiffs and defense attorneys for civil cases including:

  • Medical Malpractice and Negligence

  • Psychological Malpractice

  • Dental Malpractice

  • Police Brutality

  • Construction Accidents

  • Vehicle Accidents

  • Negligent Security

  • Negligence

  • Premises Liability

  • Wrongful Death

  • Premises Liability

  • Mental Disability

  • Personal Injury Evaluation

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Pedestrian Accidents

  • Fire/Burn Injuries

  • PTSD Post Trauma Stress

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Crane and Machinery Accidents

  • Falling Objects

  • Elevator Accidents

  • Defective Products

  • Emergency Room Injuries

  • Surgical Mistakes
     

Dr. Kane assesses and tests for commonly experienced psychological reactions to injuries. These may include symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, somatic complaints (e.g., migraines, gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, etc.), and cognitive impairments. Dr. Kane’s assessments consider the full range of symptoms that may result from injuries including claims of chronic pain, personality changes, flashbacks, and memory deficits. Assessments also include ruling-out malingering and deception.

 

Employment Cases:


Dr. Kane provides psychological assessment services for a wide range of issues involved in employment law cases. These include psychological evaluations, psychological testing, court reports, and expert witness testimony. 
Dr. Kane is able to determine and report on the psychological impact of on-the-job discrimination and other working environment related cases. 


Employment Law Psychological evaluations typical include:

  • A full biographical profile of the employee’s functioning prior to beginning in the adverse work environment. By doing this Dr. Kane is able to determine differences in an individual's functioning before and after the workplace incident(s). 

  • A diagnostic assessment regarding the impact of the alleged discrimination on the employee

  • A prognostic statement about the impact the events will likely have on the employee in the future.

 

Dr. Kane provides psychological assessment services to both plaintiffs and defense attorneys in many areas of employment law, including:

  • Age Discrimination

  • Race Discrimination

  • Religious Discrimination

  • Gender & LGBT Discrimination

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Retaliation Cases

  • Disability Discrimination

  • Hostile Work Environment

  • Substance Abuse / Addiction

  • Malingering


Medical Assessment Services:


As a credentialed Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP), Dr. Kane is uniquely qualified to assist in assessing the psychological functioning of patients considering any health related surgery or procedure. 
Some of the assessments / testing Dr. Kane performs include:

  • Weight Loss Evaluations

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

  • Open Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Gastric Banding (including the Lap Band and Realize Band)

  • Duodenal Switch also known as Biliopancreatic Diversion

  • Gastric Sleeves

  • Spinal Cord Surgery

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Addictions Evaluations (for pain clinics, etc.)

  • Insurance Assessments

  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations

  • Commercial Drivers Assessment (truck drivers)

  • Other assessments as requested


Expert Witness Testimony:


Dr. Kane works with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and other forensic experts in order to provide the most thorough and accurate assessments and expert testimony. Dr. Kane understands that when a case has a psychological component, a comprehensive psychological report presented by an expert witness can be one of the most powerful aspects of a trial or plea agreement. Dr. Kane works closely with you from the inception of the case through its conclusion. 

Dr. Kane is professional, confident, and well prepared. She is proficient in making complex psychological findings understandable without using psychological jargon or "psychobabble."