Dr. Andy Barram conducts psychological assessments on youth and adults for therapeutic and legal referrals. Evaluations provide independent and objective assessments of psychological issues. This work is guided by the goal of providing the information needed to confidently proceed with treatment or litigation. Medical professionals, mental health clinicians, and treatment programs staff utilize these evaluations to increase understanding of patients, clarify diagnoses and offer treatment recommendations.
Forensic Evaluation Experience:
Civil Evaluation Experience:
|Mental State at Time of Offense||Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations|
|Capacity to Aid and Assist / Competency to Stand Trial||Consideration of a Specific Diagnosis or range of Diagnoses|
|Competency to Waive Miranda Rights||Personality Styles|
|Criminal Responsibility or Mitigating Circumstances||Learning Disabilities and Educational Needs|
|Not Guilty Except for Reason of Insanity / Diminished Capacity||Suicide Risk|
|Sexual Offense / Psychosexual Evaluations||Anger Issues / Risk of Violence at the Workplace|
|Violence Risk / Threat Assessment||Adoption Readiness / Suitability to Adopt|
|Capacities related to Independence / Guardianship|
|Drug and Alcohol Use Concern|
|Malingering and Deception|
Since opening his Bend practice, Dr. Barram has conducted forensic evaluations and testimony in Deschutes, Crook, Grant, Jefferson, Lake, and Jackson counties. Dr. Barram is centrally located in Bend, and travels within Oregon to conduct psychological evaluations when people desire a quality evaluation from outside their local community. Both defense and prosecution attorneys request Dr. Barram’s professional services.
Psychological assessments use empirically validated tests, comprehensive interviews, behavioral observations, and extensive record reviews. Dr. Barram commits to providing the best professional work by applying relevant research to each individual evaluation. When using any assessment tools lacking empirical validation, the limitations of such instruments are appropriately disclosed in his reports. Dr. Barram continues to pursue professional training and collaboration with colleagues to refine this work and maintain high standards of professionalism. Dr. Barram strives to complete evaluations and reports in efficient manner. Forensic evaluations are structured to the psycho-legal issue and referral questions.