ForenPsych: Forensic Psychological Evaluations
ForenPsych is a private practice specializing in forensic psychological evaluations, consultation, and testimony. We conduct evaluations for criminal and civil cases.
We are committed to providing objective and reliable forensic opinions based on science, clinical experience, and applicability to the law. Every case is unique and is driven by the referral question. Careful attention is given to each referral in order to accurately answer the specific psycho-legal matter in question.
ForenPsych prides itself on it's objectivity and expertise. Our utmost goal is to educate and provide attorneys and courts with relevant information and opinions to help clarify legal matters. After conducting a thorough evaluation, we provide a clear, readable, and referral oriented report in a findings-based format. Expert witness testimony is also provided when needed.
While typically in person, evaluations can also be conducted virtually if needed.
Sami Farhat, Ph.D.
Sami Farhat, Ph.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist based in the Metro Detroit region of Michigan. Dr. Farhat completed his Ph.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy. His primary clinical training took place in forensic settings, including the State of Michigan's Center for Forensic Psychiatry, the Third Circuit Court of Michigan, as well as the Arkansas State Hospital for his APA approved internship. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the Arkansas State Hospital through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where he was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry conducting court ordered evaluations and serving as an expert witness. He participated in training and education, including supervising doctoral interns and presenting at the state wide training for community evaluators. During his time with UAMS, he also maintained a part time private practice where he conducted criminal and disability evaluations.
Dr. Farhat is fully licensed in Michigan and in Arkansas. He is highly passionate about the field of forensic psychology. He is particularly interested in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, extreme overvalued beliefs versus delusions, drug induced psychosis, and malingering.
Competency to Stand Trial (Fitness to Proceed)
Criminal Responsibility (Insanity)
Culpable Mental State (Diminished Capacity)
Malingering and deception
Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
Mitigating Circumstance evaluations
Death penalty cases for capital offenses (in applicable jurisdictions)
Consultation and Expert Testimony
Consultation and review of other's work