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Craig R. Lareau, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
Phone: 626-298-0417
E-mail: clareau@prodigy.net
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One of the core areas of Dr. Lareau's independent practice is performing forensic psychological evaluations in various civil and criminal litigation matters. When performing psychological evaluations, Dr. Lareau provides a neutral, objective assessment of the relevant psycholegal issues. Information utilized in the assessment typically involves review of documents and other collateral data, interviews with the subject of the evaluation, administration of psychological tests, behavioral observations, and interviews with collaterals.
Dr. Lareau then prepares a comprehensive written report that addresses the most relevant facts and offers an opinion on the forensic issue(s) assessed. In most circumstances, assessments are performed at the request of a retaining attorney, a court, an insurance carrier, or an employer. In civil matters, evaluations are performed for plaintiff or defense, and in criminal cases for prosecution or defense.

If requested to provide expert witness testimony, either at a trial or a deposition, Dr. Lareau will be able to provide objective, clear, and powerful testimony that will accurately represent the information from the psychological evaluation and written report. As a testifying expert, Dr. Lareau can call upon his training and education as an attorney himself to anticipate the flow of questioning and to keep his testimony from being compromised.
FORENSIC EVALUATIONS
Dr. Lareau has expertise in numerous forensic psychological areas:
Criminal:

* Competency to Stand Trial

* Competency to Waive Miranda

* Competency to be Executed

* Insanity / Criminal Responsibility

* Mens Rea / Diminished Capacity

* Violence Risk and Threat Assessment

* Sex Offenders / Sexual Violence Risk

* Aid in Sentencing

* Death Penalty Evaluations / Mitigation

* Malingering Assessments
Civil:

* Personal Injury Evaluations

* Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

* Psychological Injury Due to Abuse

* Employment Discrimination / Harassment

* Emotional Disability Determinations

* Testamentary Capacity

* Malingering of Emotional Damages

* Malingering of Cognitive Limitations

* Workplace Threat Assessments

* ADA Evaluations
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