been employed from 1994-2001 as a Court Psychologist for Broward
County, Dr. Winick became well versed in the many nuances
involved in skillfully completing psychological consultation
and evaluation within the legal system. Dr. Winick began to
conduct forensic psychology consultation as part of his private
practice in 2000. His experience includes expert witness testimony,
completion of written psychological reports, and critical
review of forensic reports submitted by other mental health
professionals. In addition, in his clinical practice, Dr.
Winick's cases have often included legal issues such as sexual
harassment, workmen's compensation, and domestic violence.
remains up to date on current research pertaining to the interface
of psychology and the legal system. In addition, he conducts
a research review pertaining to each specific case. Thus,
Dr. Winick always makes reference to the pertinent literature
when writing a forensic psychological evaluation report. Furthermore,
when appropriate, Dr. Winick utilizes empirically based psychological
tests when completing an evaluation. Related to these issues,
Dr. Winick's conclusions are not based solely on experience
or subjective opinions.
completes a wide variety of forensic psychological evaluations
including violence risk assessment, sentencing (treatment
needs) evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations,
mental state at the time of the offense evaluations, child
custody evaluations, and termination of parental rights evaluations.
Dr. Winick is also able to complete forensic evaluations which,
since they are less frequently utilized, will not be specifically
outlined. Please feel free to contact Dr. Winick with any
questions about what would constitute an appropriate forensic
psychological evaluation with any specific legal case.
is able to provide various forensic consultation services
on a nationwide basis. In the South Florida area, Dr. Winick
can arrange to provide expert witness testimony in Dade, Broward,
and Palm Beach county court.
can provide consultation by telephone including document review
to individuals in other parts of the United States. These
services can benefit both attorneys and psychologists. For
Winick will read the forensic reports of other psychologists
and provide feedback to them before they submit the forensic
report. Content of feedback can center around appropriately
applying the psychological findings to the particular legal
distance consultation with attorneys can include reading
reports, depositions and/or testimony by other psychologists
and providing feedback as to the strengths and weaknesses
of the particular presentations.
are many other possible areas in which Dr. Winick can provide
long distance consultation. Please contact Dr. Winick for
feedback about addressing particular issues.
to utilize Dr. Winick's forensic consultation services, please
leave an e-mail for Dr. Winick describing the nature of the
consultation. Dr. Winick will leave a return e-mail outlining
his approach to the issues, an estimate of the amount of hours
necessary to complete the project, and an estimate of the
amount of days until the work will be completed. In addition,
Dr. Winick will include, as an attachment to the e-mail, a
Terms of Agreement Letter and a Terms of Engagement Contract.
If you have questions or concerns about these documents, contact
Dr. Winick so that the issues can be resolved. Sign the Terms
of Agreement Letter and return it to Dr. Winick along with
any documents for review. Dr. Winick will respond through
e-mail, overnight mail, and/or telephone within the time parameters
agreed upon at the onset of the consultation relationship.
is due, by check, in advance. If Dr. Winick has overestimated
the amount of time required for the project, a refund check
for the remaining portion will be issued. If Dr. Winick has
underestimated the time required for the project, the remainder
will be due at the completion of the consultation. Dr. Winick
will always provide a breakdown of the time spent on activities
related to the case.