Dr. Freedman-Harvey, a California licensed psychologist, has 25 years of forensic and courtroom experience with litigation related to cognitive impairment in older adults. (See list of selected court trials and cases)
"In my forensic practice, my focus is on evaluations of MENTAL CAPACITY: issues related to decision-making: testamentary capacity, capacity to amend a trust, to engage an attorney, to execute a power of attorney. I provide opinions at trial related to testamentary capacity, undue influence, elder abuse, trust litigation and probate conservatorship / guardianship. I currently work with about a dozen acute, inpatient, and long-term care facilities, as a consultant to multidisciplinary treatment teams providing forensic evaluations and testimony, primarily in the area of conservatorships through the mental health courts or probate courts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
"I consult with attorneys in will contests, undue influence, and elder abuse. And for capacity evaluations - I prefer to make house calls."
Areas of Expertise
- Forensic Psychology
- Testamentary Capacity
- Undue Influence
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: California Licensed Psychologist, 1990 (PSY11419)
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: California Psychological Association, Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters
International Psychogeriatric Association
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: "Increased Vulnerability to Undue Influence Related to Vascular Cognitive Impairment" Presented at:
International Psychogeriatric Association International Congress, Berlin, Germany - October 13, 2015
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