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“What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.”
Aristotle

 

elucido provides responsive and high quality expert witness services, and takes instructions for Family Court, Civil Law & Criminal Law proceedings.

 

Public & Private Family Law Proceedings

Specialist areas include:

  • Psychological assessment of adults and adolescents with mental health difficulties.
  • Depression; anxiety disorders; adjustment difficulties; harmful and risky behaviours; substance misuse.
  • Emotional instability and personality difficulties, including assessment of personality disorder and the impact on functioning and parenting ability.
  • Intimate relationships and ability to separate from an inappropriate / abusive partner.
  • Risk assessment of violence, domestic violence, suicide and self harm, sexual offending and stalking behaviour.
  • The impact of traumatic experiences, including abuse, assault and sexual exploitation.
  • Cognitive assessment, including guidance for further assessment, support and assistance.
  • Assessment of capacity, such as capacity to instruct a solicitor.
  • Psychological intervention for parents with mental health and personality difficulties.

 

Criminal Law Proceedings

Specialist areas include:

  • Psychological assessment of adults with mental health difficulties, including mood difficulties, adjustment difficulties, mental illness (psychosis) and substance misuse.
  • Assessment of personality disorder and personality difficulties.
  • Risk assessment of violence, domestic violence, suicide and self harm, sexual offending and stalking behaviour.
  • Psychological assessment of the impact of traumatic experiences, including abuse, online bullying, assault and sexual exploitation.
  • Cognitive assessment.
  • Assessment of capacity.

 

Civil Law Proceedings

Specialist areas include:

  • Psychological assessment of personal injury in adults and children, including those arising from road traffic incidents.
  • Employment stress and employment litigation.
  • Medical negligence.
  • Psychological treatment of adults with symptoms of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders and adjustment difficulties following accident or injury.

 

Contact me to discuss your requirements and to request my CV.

Dr Bruce has worked as a chartered psychologist and clinical psychologist since 2005 with adults and young people with complex mental health difficulties and personality disorder. She has worked in various settings, including community mental health and criminal justice services, locked rehabilitation, low and medium secure mental health services and prisons.

She has considerable experience of preparing psychological assessments, and training and experience using a range of structured clinical risk assessment tools. She has prepared reports for solicitors for Family Court proceedings, civil proceedings, criminal proceedings, Parole hearings, and for the Police and Crown Prosecution Service.

 

 

 

 

“Dr Bruce is a very professional and highly able practitioner, with considerable experience and expertise in psycholegal work.  I am pleased to recommend her”

Dr Caroline Logan, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust