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About us

The Center for Forensic Psychology at the University of Houston is dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge in psycholegal issues and the development of state-of-the-art practices in psycholegal consultation through advanced forensic research and the application of such research and theory to professional practice.

Civil Litigation Support

  • Independent medical (mental health) evaluations
  • Psychological autopsies
  • Expert testimony in employment law, personal injury, and other civil litigation
  • Case consultation
  • Witness and trial preparation
  • Records review and analysis
  • Design and implementation of research on psycholegal issues
  • Analysis and methodological critique of scientific research on psycholegal issues

CLE Seminars: Center faculty members are available to provide attorneys (at their place of business) with information on selected topics in forensic psychology based on the latest scientific developments.

Family Law

about 2Over the past decade, the University of Houston Center for Forensic Psychology has become increasingly involved with forensic issues involving families, including forensic consultation, evaluation, and treatment. Services in this area include:

  • Individual mental health examinations
  • Case Consultation
  • Individual Psychotherapy (children and adults)
  • Family Therapy
  • Reunification Therapy
  • Program for families in contested divorces (Family Transition Solutions)

Juvenile Justice

The University of Houston Center for Forensic Psychology has an extensive history of providing services for children involved in the legal system. UH-CFP provides a number of evaluation services for this population including:

  • Individual Mental Health Evaluations for Dispositional Decisions
  • Certification Evaluations
  • Risk Assessments

In concordance with UH-CFP’s academic and professional standards, evaluations rely heavily on state-of-the-art, empirically supported assessments and interviewing techniques. The most current literature and research in the field are utilized to design evaluations that are developmentally appropriate and address the specific questions relevant to each case.

  • UH-CFP holds itself to the highest standards of practice and emphasizes the need for comprehensive evaluations that address multiple domains. In this effort, we maintain our role as an objective third party tasked with providing the referring agent a comprehensive and impartial analysis of the relevant issues in each case.
  • Our staff includes Ph.D. level clinical psychologists and advanced doctoral students, who have extensive experience in conducting psychological evaluations in a variety of contexts.