Psych Document Review
Focusing on Psychiatric & Psychological Documentation in
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, & other Civil Matters
Focusing on "Personal Psychological Injury"
Empowering Parents to Ensure that Their Child's Psychoeducational Needs are Being Addressed
Psych Document Review
Are you inundated with evaluations and progress notes from psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other mental health providers?
Consider the benefit of a forensic consultant who can review reports and notes and empower counsel to
• identify weaknesses and significant omissions in clinical documentation,
• understand empirical psychometric test results and pinpoint problems therein, and
• provide unsettling questions, for depositions and trials, that practitioners DO NOT want to be asked.
Unlike a treating psychotherapist or testifying expert, a forensic consultant working exclusively in that role functions under the cover of the attorney work product.
Do you have clients who have experienced emotional distress and functional impairment?
Would you like a forensic evaluation conducted for a personal injury, medical malpractice, or other civil matter?
We can increase the value of your case by obtaining clinical and empirical psychometric assessment data. While monetary compensation may never be enough for psychological harm, the acts of others, whether intentional or through negligent infliction, can pay for rehabilitation and ongoing mental health care.
“Personal Psychological Injury”
Dr. Lerner coined the term "Personal Psychological Injury" to address the often overlooked and minimized psychological and functional damage caused by traumatic events. He has served as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants in legal matters involving:
• child abuse
• sexual mollestation
• wrongful termination
• wrongful psychiatric hospitalization
• employment matters
• motor vehicle accidents
• train accidents
• personal injury
• medical malpractice, and
• other civil matters.
Attn. Parents and Attorneys:
Every student between the ages of 3 and 21 has the legal right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), “regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” FAPE is defined to mean special education and related services provided at public expense and in conformity with an individualized education program (IEP).
Dr. Lerner is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and permanently certified school psychologist, with over 30 years of experience working with students, parents, and education attorneys. Dr. Lerner works to ensure that children’s needs are being appropriately addressed by schools. He regularly reviews psychoeducational and psychosocial data and empowers parents, prior to Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings, concerning their child's needs. He is additionally involved in preparation for, and testifying in Disciplinary, Impartial and Manifestation Hearings.