Dr. Siegert has an extensive background and current expertise in civil and criminal forensic psychology. With more than twenty-seven years of clinical psychology practice, and more than 22 years of forensic psychology, Dr. Siegert provides a carefully analyzed thorough consultation, with ongoing consistent responsiveness to the client.
Reports are clear, thorough, and well-written without jargon. Testimony is clear and plain spoken.
Dr. Siegert is a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Columbia University. Media appearances include The O'Reilly Factor, Paula Zahn, Crossfire, Connie Chung, Paula Zahn, CourtTV, MSNBC, among others.
When retained in civil matters, Dr. Siegert has a great deal of experience in employment evaluations, discrimination (including those covered under the ADA,) sexual harassment, psychological damages, and the effects of psychological states upon actions or decisions of an individual. Workplace evaluations include various types of Risk Assessment and Fitness-For-Duty. He also specializes in the detection of genuineness versus exaggeration or malingering of psychological and neuropsychological symptoms.
When retained in criminal cases, his evaluations include competency to waive Miranda rights, Competency to Proceed, Criminal Responsibility (insanity, diminished capacity, guilty but mentally ill), and Risk Assessment for future Violence and Sexual Offenses, including SVP and Megan's Law evaluations.
Evaluations of personality factors including Personality Disorders and Psychopathy (Psychopaths), psychotic states (including delusions and paranoia), and affective (mood) disorders are within his expertise. Cognitive evaluations including brain damage, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. As a clinician and professor, he has administered or supervised more than 5,000 psychological test batteries with a very broad range of clients.