We offer a specialized forensic psychology treatment service to assist clients (both in and out of custody) during their involvement with the legal system. Predominantly, the treatment service supports mostly criminal clients to address underlying mental health and substance use which impacts their offending and risks.
We also treat clients who:
- have suffered institutional abuse - with psychological issues secondary to personal injury - those involved in family law proceedings which can be protracted and highly distressing.
If your client is in custody, our administration team liaises with the prison and books all treatment appointments for your client, whilst keeping you informed of their schedule. All clients can request an attendance letter outlining their engagement and attendance with at least one week's notice. A more comprehensive treatment report is also available detailing their attendance, engagement, diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations.
Who needs this service?
Clients currently involved in the legal system for criminal/civil/family matters who require support during the court or claims process, treatment for their mental health, and/or offence-specific interventions. This can commence during court proceedings, whilst in the community or in custody, or as part of bail conditions, a community-based order, or whilst on parole.
What is involved?
The referred client will engage with an FCG psychologist with forensic experience for regular treatment sessions, which can address various issues which may have contributed to their offending or which may be relevant to other legal matters. This may include depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, adjustment issues, ADHD, autism, anger management, conflict management, family violence, alcohol and drug use, gambling issues, as well as other psychiatric conditions.