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Independent Psychological Evaluations

Brain Puzzle

Dr. Jennifer Jetté offers forensic psychological evaluations for insurance companies and lawyers in disability insurance matters, workers’ compensation claims, and personal injury claims. These assessments, also called Psychological Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), involve a psychologist with no previous involvement in the individual’s care examining the individual to provide a DSM-5 diagnosis, identify any preexisting mental health issues and how these issues may have been impacted by the accident/injury, and provide an opinion regarding causation. The psychologist also provides an opinion regarding factors that may impact recovery from the accident/injury, makes recommendations regarding work restrictions and modified duties and makes suggestions for future treatment.

Forensic Consultation

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Forensic consultation services pertain to legal matters and can provide helpful insight or other specialized information to support a client’s potential litigation activities. I provide consultation services to legal professionals in the community, including defense and prosecuting attorneys, probation, parole, correctional and police personnel.

 

Violence and Risk Assessments

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Risk assessments are specialized psychological assessments that estimate the likelihood an individual will engage in future violent, criminal or unwanted sexual behaviour. Information is gathered relating to historical, social, and contextual risk factors known to be related to the high-risk behaviour being evaluated through the use of interviews, psychological tests, and by gathering information from collateral sources. Often this type of assessment is incorporated into a more comprehensive psychological evaluation.