Dr. Cara Klein, Psychologist - Ph.D. in Psychology

Forensic Services

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FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

 
Dr. Klein is a forensic psychologist with specialized expertise in psycholegal issues related to interpersonal violence and conflict.
 
 

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
(Court appointed cases accepted only)
 
Also Offering: 
 
PARENTING COORDINATION 
and 
PRE-POST DIVORCE COUNSELING
(These services are accepted privately or through courts) 

 

FORENSIC EVALUATIONS

FAMILY LAW ISSUES
 
Dr. Klein serves as an expert in Matrimonial and Family Court Matters concerning:
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Relocation
  • Alienation Issues
  • Repetitive Litigation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Dr.  Klein is charged with evaluating these issues in terms of meeting the best interests of the subject children. 

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CRIMINAL COURT MATTERS:

Dr. Klein has consulted in legal cases involving a litigant whose mental state is in question, either currently or in the past, or whose personal background might shed some light on his or her behavior, revealing some mitigating circumstances.  

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
BATTERED WOMAN

Dr. Klein has consulted with the Manhattan D.A.'s office on cases involving Domestic Violence and Battered Woman's Syndrome.

 


CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES 

Child custody disputes often involve sorting through a myriad of psychological dynamics, evaluating the credibility of cross-allegations of domestic violence, parental alienation, child abuse or neglect, and other variables that arise in high-conflict relationship litigation. Dr. Klein is appointed by judges, sometimes at the recommendation of attorneys, but always as an objective, independent evaluator to investigate these multiple issues and provide a written report direclty to the court. 


CHILD CUSTODY REPORTS TYPICALLY INCLUDE:
  • Psychosocial background of the parties
  • History of marital/relationship and parenting issues
  • Assessment of parenting capacity, including risks for child abuse/neglect, domestic violence
  • Psychological assessment/testing
  • Assessment of children
  • Evaluation of appropriate match between parent and child
  • Assessment of parental bonds, ability to nurture bond with the other parent, alienation issues
  • Assessment of the psychological and developmental advantages/disadvantages on each child of various family arrangements proposed by the parties
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERTISE 
 
Dr. Klein is qualified to evaluate families with domestic violence issues. These families deserve an expert sensitive to DV!


PARENTING COORDINATION


Dr. Klein is trained as a Parenting Coordinator (PC) and was a Founding Member of the Parenting Coordinators Association of New York (PCANY), serving on the Executive Board.  Parenting Coordinators assist parents in implementing their parenting plans by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner and educating parents about children's needs.  Dr. Klein accepts a limited number of PC cases, allowing her to focus on each family intensely.


PRE/POST DIVORCE ADJUSTMENT


- Customized programs to help prepare yourself or your children for the divorce process

- Guidance on helping your children through the divorce process, setting expectations, dealing with emotions, etc.

- Assistance in working through family dynamics getting in the way of visitation, peaceful co-parenting, or custody agreements
 

Manhasset, Long Island, NY
Contact Dr. Klein:
(516) 484-4898