Forensic Neuropsychology, - Melbourne
The neuropsychological assessment process

Referral
To refer, please contact us on 0407 866 579 or through e-mail on iwalters@lawandbrain.com. We answer inquiries within 24 hours.

We book clients within, at most, one month from the referral date. We also offer emergency assessments, with very fast turn-around times.

We perform in-custody assessments and are willing to travel to country Victoria if necessary.

We appreciate receiving all the available information before seeing the client. It can be either e-mailed (iwalters@lawandbrain.com), faxed (9011 6171), or sent through mail (107 Droop Street, Footscray 3011).


Neuropsychological Assessment
The assessment is usually conducted in two 2-hour sessions, generally within the same week. If the client travels from the country or finds this arrangement inconvenient, we can schedule all the assessment within the same day.

Upon conclusion of the assessment, the clients will be provided with brief feedback about the outcome


Report
Any issues of concern are clarified prior to the production of the report. Verbal feedback is provided to the lawyer if there is anything important to discuss. 

We generally prepare the report within 14 days from the conclusion of the assessment. However, we are happy to meet tighter deadlines if these are requested.


Payment
An average assessment, including face-to-face time, reading provided materials and the preparation of report, takes approximately ten hours of the clinician's time. This, unfortunately, is reflected in the price. We charge at the Australian Psychological Society recommended rates of $238.00 per hour. While health-related assessments are GST free, medico-legal assessments attract GST, which is added to the price.