Dr. Shwartz has been qualified as an expert witness in forensic and neuropsychology in Federal Court, State District Court and Metropolitan/Magistrate Courts throughout New Mexico, testifying as an expert in capital crime, felony and misdemeanor cases. Additionally, each licensed Psychologist has been qualified as an expert witness in forensic psychology in State District Court and Metropolitan/Magistrate Courts throughout New Mexico with special expertise in areas such as neuropsychology, trauma and abuse, learning disabilities, jury selection and safe house interventions.
Juvenile and adult criminal cases to include determination of competency to stand trial, mental retardation diminished capacity, insanity, mitigation, ability to form specific intent, amenability to treatment, risk assessment for dangerousness, psychological diagnostic evaluations with treatment recommendations, malingering and determination of competency of witnesses. Evaluations will include biographical profile of the individual, a battery of psychological and neuropsychological tests to attempt to demonstrate strengths and weaknesses in functioning and the forces that have shaped the individual's life.
Specializing in Mind-Body Bridging and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques with regards to medical/mental health issues, relationship issues, gay/lesbian, family therapy, anger management and issues of grief/loss.
Childand adolescent neuropsychological, educational and forensic evaluations to determine competency to stand trial, amenability to treatment and competency of a child victim to be a witness. Evaluations can assist in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, emotional disturbances, history of trauma/abuse, mental retardation and autistic spectrum disorders in accordance with state and federal special education guidelines.
Neuropsychological evaluations to determine neurological deficits related to traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders including memory deficits, dementia and other psychopathological issues.
Review and organization of records including medical, psychiatric, mental health, legal, educational and safe house interviews.
Clinical, Forensic and Neuropsychology Associates of New Mexico