Consultation for Attorneys

Past Consultations:

  • Pros & Cons of Confidentiality in Court Ordered Treatment: Impact on the Psychologist, Court, Attorneys and Clients
  • Parent Allegations of Child-Sexual Abuse
  • Intimate Partner Aggression/Violence
  • Munchausen’s by Proxy
  • How Psychological Problems Affect Parenting Skills
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • Rebuttal Consultation
  • Impact of High-Conflict Divorce on Children
  • Standards and Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in NYS

Committee Members

Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., Chair
Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D.
Steve Honor, Ph.D.
Dan O'Leary, Ph.D.
Anu Raj, Ph.D.
Bob Raymond, Ph.D.

Resource people:
Robert Goldman, Ph.D., J.D.
Bruce Hillowe, Esq., Ph.D.
Jeannemarie Massetti, MSW
Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D.

Objectives and Goals

Provide information and resources to psychologists about the legal system involving forensic psychology and to the legal system about psychological issues relevant to the area of law. Collaborate with the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Judicial System to design better psychological interventions for clients who are involved in legal cases or matters.

  1. Provide education and training for psychologists regarding forensic psychology.
  2. Present workshops, with the Bar Association and/or the Courts, about psychology issues.
  3. Provide information to attorneys about how psychologists can assist them and their clients.
  4. Develop resources regarding psychological issues for judges and attorneys.
  5. Identify case law relevant to a forensic practice in New York State and disseminate this information to psychologists practicing in this area.
  6. Provide public education about various ways psychologists can assist families or family members who are involved with legal issues.


  • NYSPA Forensic Division Conference 2016
    Sunday, September 25th, Faces of Trauma in Forensic Contexts. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, St. John's University Manhattan Campus, 101 Astor Place, New York, New York 10003
  • American Psychology-Law Society Conference
    The 2017 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 16-18, in Seattle, Washington
  • American Psychology-Law Society Conference
    The 2016 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 10-12 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta
  • AFCC 54th Annual Conference
    Turning the Kaleidoscope of Family Conflict into a Prism of Harmony
    May 31-June 3, 2017, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
  • AFCC 12th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations
    Abuse, Alienation, and Gatekeeping: Critical Issues for Family Court Professionals
    November 3-5, 2016, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • AFCC-NY Annual Fall/Winter Program
    Friday, December 16th, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM, NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION 42 W 44TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036.
    Featuring: Dr. Marsha Klein Pruett & Dr. Mindy Mitnick


  • Information about Supreme Court in Suffolk and Nassau Counties
  • Information about Family Court in Suffolk and Nassau Counties
  • Information about the NYS Court System in general: PDF | Website