FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
I provide evaluation, consultation, expert testimony, and therapeutic services in the areas of civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law.
Dr. Michelle Peacock, Ph.D.
I am a licensed psychologist in Connecticut and Texas. My practice is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, and I offer quality clinical and expert forensic psychological services.
In 2005 I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University. During my clinical internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, I worked with inpatients and received intensive training in severe mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and personality disorders.
In 2009, as an adjunct faculty member, I taught personality assessment and child psychopathology for Drexel University’s Master’s Program in Psychology. For three years during my graduate school experience, I served as clinical coordinator of the Mentally Retarded Sex Offenders Project at MCP Hahnemann University, was actively involved in research regarding cognitive-behavioral treatment for sex offenders, and became certified in plethysmography. I have conducted research in the areas of repressed and false memories, juror decision-making, physician-assisted suicide, and aggressive behaviors. I was the recipient of a grant award from the American Psychology-Law Society for empirical graduate research that addressed psycho-legal issues regarding competency to stand trial and defendants with intellectual disabilities. I have also served as assistant to the chair of the Fellows Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division 33: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities.
In 2016-17, I completed a forensic residency where I received specialized training in forensic evaluations including threat/risk assessment, high-conflict divorce cases, parenting coordination, and bullying. My areas of interest and specialized training also include trauma and PTSD, personality disorders including psychopathy and narcissism, malingering, personal injury, civil rights cases, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and disability.
In 2018, I started a private clinical and forensic practice in Greenwich, CT.
Forensic evaluations include:
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including Complex Trauma
Personality Assessment including Psychopathy
Malingering or Falsification of Psychological Symptomatology
Personal Injury and Civil Cases
Disability including Workplace Disability
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
Competency to Stand Trial
Criminal Competency and Responsibility
Violence Risk/Threat Assessment
High-Conflict Divorce Cases
Clinical Psychological Evaluations include:
General Psychological Evaluations
Why Choose Me?
As an experienced forensic psychologist, I am committed to delivering objective, relevant, and thorough forensic mental health assessments. All of my forensic psychology services are conducted professionally, timely, and confidentially. I care about the quality of my work.*
Other attributes that set me apart:
Critical thinking skills — The ability to organize and analyze information in a coherent and logical way
Strong communication skills — The ability to clearly and concisely communicate information to assist the court to make decisions that have the potential to be life-altering for those involved
The ability to conduct reliable, valid, and thorough evaluations that are consistent with best practices of relevant professional organizations
Strong attention to detail while focusing on the legal questions that need to be addressed
Always striving to maintain objectivity
Published Articles and Presentations
I’ve conducted research and have been published in academic journals addressing some of the most pressing psycho-legal issues including:
Author of articles in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Sexual Aggression, and Psychology, Crime & Law
Co-author of the chapter, Case Formulation in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Co-author of the chapter, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Adults with Mental Retardation in the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Presented my research at conferences including the American Psychology Law Society, World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, and the European Association of Psychology and Law.
Current Memberships and Affiliations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Division 56: Trauma Psychology
American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA), Forensic Division
National Association of Scholars (NAS)
Connecticut License #003726
Florida Telehealth Provider, Registration #580
Texas Licensed Psychologist #38800
*Please note: I work directly with defense attorneys and/or prosecutors seeking consultation and evaluation. I cannot work directly with any parties of a civil or criminal case. If you are a party to these cases, please have your attorney contact me directly. My forensic services are billed on an hourly basis for all related services. For non-forensic, clinical evaluations, rates will be determined based on each case; however, I do not participate with insurance.