Dr. Jennifer Christman
Forensic and Clinical Psychological Services

Services

Areas of Practice

 

forensic services

Forensic psychology is where psychology and the legal system intersect. Forensic psychologists work in court systems, correctional and detention facilities, forensic hospitals, and in the community with individuals involved in the criminal justice system, such as parolees or custody cases.

Dr. Christman is able to conduct forensic and court-ordered evaluations (see Assessment), as well as provide treatment services for clients involved with the criminal or juvenile justice system. Dr. Christman is also able to provide supervisory and consultative services regarding forensic work, and is available for workshops and speaking engagements on forensic topics.


clinical services

Dr. Christman is able to perform clinical and disability psychological evaluations (see Assessments) and can provide therapeutic services on a selective basis:

Short-term treatment or consultation for adolescents with behavioral issues (anger, truancy, defiance, delinquency) and/or their families.  

Short-term treatment, consultation, and/or diagnostic services for individual clients.




assessment, testing, evaluation

Dr. Christman performs evaluations, assessment, and testing for juveniles and adults including:

  • Comprehensive psychosocial evaluations
  • Personality testing
  • Cognitive and intellectual testing
  • Academic testing
  • Behavior evaluations
  • Diagnostic clarification
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Court-ordered evaluations
  • Adaptive functioning/guardianship
  • U.S. Veterans
  • Social Security disability
  • Competency for trial
  • Parental capacity
  • Risk assessments
  • Forensic TBI
  • Malingering
  • PTSD

workshops, training, speaking

Dr. Christman is available for workshops, training sessions, and speaking engagements for psychologists and non-psychologists alike.

Topics for clinicians can include

  • Psychological testing
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Forensic psychology careers and ethics
  • Report writing
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Court-ordered clinical services
  • Working with Veterans
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Cluster B personality disorders
  • Testifying in court
  • Identifying psychopathy

Topics for other providers can include

  • How to read psychological reports as a non-psychologist
  • Mental health awareness training for correctional and court providers
  • Overview of psychological disorders and diagnoses
  • How to work with difficult juveniles
  • Children with trauma histories
  • Veterans with PTSD 



supervision

Dr. Christman is able to provide supervision services for Master’s and Doctoral level psychologists seeking licensure in the District of Columbia and Virginia.


consultation

Dr. Christman is available for consultation by other psychologists in the areas of

  • Psychological testing
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Report writing
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Considerations for trauma clients
  • Juveniles with behavior disorders
  • Court-ordered clinical considerations
  • Sex offenses
  • Psychopathy
  • Working with judges, law enforcement and others in the legal system