Psychological Risk Assessments and Court Reports
Providing best-practice psychology intervention & assessment
Links Psychology provides independent psychological assessment as well as treatment services for forensic and legal matters. Harvey Abbott has a Masters Degree in Psychology awarded at Swinburne University and is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society with a keen interest in forensic matters. Harvey has a good understanding of the court processes, procedures and a good understanding of relevant Victorian legislation. He has significant experience in writing reports for the courts including pre-sentencing reports, and reports for the Court Diversion Program. Harvey has an ongoing commitment to the provision of psychological services to forensic client groups, which are likely to achieve the best possible rehabilitative outcome for the client, while satisfying the requirements for social justice. In particular, the early identification and appropriate interventions for individual at risk of ongoing offending (such as youth and individuals with mental illness) is an area of particular interest. He also has a specific interest in providing general risk assessments and specific sexual and violence risk assessment. Harvey can also provide expert opinion and court reports on forensic psychological matters. Harvey maintains his clinical and forensic expertise through ongoing inter-disciplinary professional development.