Craig R. Lareau, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
Copyright © 2014 Craig R. Lareau, All Rights Reserved.
Dr. Lareau performs services in his independent practice of two
distinct types: Forensic Psychological Evaluations, and Litigation
Consulting. Although both roles employ the training and skills Dr.
Lareau has developed over years as an expert in civil and criminal
forensic psychology, the roles differ with respect to the goals and
product of the work.
Forensic Psychological Evaluations (click for more information)
When Dr. Lareau performs Forensic Psychological Evaluations, he is
retained by counsel or the court to objectively evaluate an individual's
relevant psychological functioning against specific legal criteria that are
important to allegations or defenses in the legal case. In this role, Dr.
Lareau functions as a neutral, unbiased expert.
If the retaining attorney would then like Dr. Lareau to produce a
report, he will generate a comprehensive and detailed report that
communicates the results of the evaluation. The report will provide all
relevant information, and will be fully defensible.
If needed to provide expert witness testimony, Dr. Lareau will be able
to provide cogent, clear, and powerful testimony based upon the
results of the report and evaluation.
Litigation Consulting (click for more information)
As a litigation consultant, Dr. Lareau is retained to be a member of the
attorney's litigation "team." In this role, Dr. Lareau utilizes his skills in
both forensic psychology and the law to assist the attorney to reach a
successful outcome in the litigation. As a consultant, Dr. Lareau works
as a behind-the-scenes expert to assist the attorney to confidently
navigate the mental health-related issues in the case.