Forensic Neuropsychological Testing
In WellSpan's forensic program, providers perform psychological and neuropsychological examinations as an aid to its forensic psychiatrists as they address questions like diagnosis, competence and mitigation. Psychological examinations assess intelligence, personality and symptomatology. Employing a mix of standard and specialized tests, neuropsychological examinations identify the presence and type of brain damage, and weigh the contributions of brain and mind in cases in which such damage is known or suspected.
Lawrence McCloskey, PhD, ABPP, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota. His predoctoral internship in clinical psychology was affiliated with the medical school of the University of Washington, and his postdoctoral fellowship in the specialty of clinical neuropsychology with that of the University of Wisconsin. Before coming to WellSpan in 2005, he was a staff psychologist in mental health centers in South Dakota and Minnesota, where he received postdoctoral supervision for licensure, then an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University's medical school. Double-boarded in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, he has served as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.
For more information about our forensic neuropsychological testing services or to refer a client for an evaluation, please call (717) 812-4225 or (717) 812-4053.