Dr. Laura provides forensic and victim related expert witness testimony in both criminal and civil court cases. She has provided trial consulting services to the State Attorney's offices and private law practices throughout Florida.
She has testified and consulted in battery and murder cases on the issue of domestic violence, Battered Spouse Syndrome, and sexual violence. Dr. Laura has provided forensic services in civil court cases on behalf of numerous victims of domestic violence who are or have been victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
In addition to being a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomat of the National Center of Crisis Management, in Collaboration with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Dr. Laura is a certified expert in both domestic violence and forensic counseling by the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Find her listed as an expert witness in domestic violence, sexual violence, and trauma in the National Center for Crisis Management in Collaboration with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress at: http://www.nc-cm.org/cgi/webdata_witness.pl
Using her clinical knowledge, research based facts and her years of experience Dr. Laura works to discern between those who are truly victims and those who are claiming to be victims in order to "game" the court process. Sadly, all too often non-victims use domestic violence allegations, when going through a divorce (or other legal matter), in order to manipulate the court (i.e. attorneys, mental health professionals/ parenting evaluators, judicial outcome).
Dr. Laura's philosophy: Being an expert witness in domestic violence means being a witness for truth.
In addition to providing expert witness testimony, Dr. Laura provides expert clinical consultation services to the legal community in the areas of domestic and family violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape and the effects of current and/or past traumas.
Dr. Laura also provides consultation services to other mental health professionals. Expert consultation in the areas of domestic and sexual violence, safety planning and assessing lethality, dealing with law enforcement, local human services agencies and universities as well as to many members of the the legal community.
She also provides services to professionals needing expert mental health consultation, or individuals struggling with personal court related issues (i.e. divorce and child custody). If you are looking for ethical consultation to assist you in understanding, navigating and surviving the legal system call Dr. Laura for an initial free consultation.
Dr. Laura provides professional trainings to the clinical, legal, medical and academic communities as well as a number of other additional human services agencies and business professionals.
Here are a some examples of the types of training she has provided over the past few years:
Each presentation is customized to the needs and make up of the audience attending.