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Forensic (Court Ordered) Evaluations


Forensic psychology is the interface between psychology and the law. Dr. Kyle Cushing has considerable training and experience in forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony. he has worked with prosecutors and defense attorneys in both the state and federal systems. He has testified in the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.

Dr. Kyle Cushing has performed hundreds of forensic evaluations assessing issues such as:


  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Competency to Waive Miranda (i.e., Competency to Confess)
  • Mental State at the Time of the Offense (e.g., Criminal Responsibility/Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity)
  • Diminished Capacity (mens rea)
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Sexual Dangerousness
  • Sex Offender Evaluation (treatment needs)
  • Juvenile Waiver to Adult Court (i.e., trying a juvenile as an adult)


  • Child Custody and/or 604(b) Evaluations
  • Personal-Psychological Injury (e.g., PTSD)
  • Psychological Autopsy
  • Competency to Execute a Will or Testamentary Capacity
  • Parenting Assessments/Guardianship
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Social Security Disability
  • Educational Hearings (e.g., IEP/disability issues, manifestation hearings)

In addition, Dr. Kyle Cushing provides timely and well-written reports that specifically answer the questions of the court and/or attorney. His expert witness testimony is highly professional, easily understood by judges and juries, and based on well-researched clinical information as it relates to specific state and federal statutes.

For more information about about forensic evaluations, please contact Dr. Cushing by phone or email.