“Forensic” derives from the Latin word forum. The Oxford dictionary defines it as “the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime.” An expert witness is a qualified person allowed to testify in court to provide special knowledge. A mental health professional can bring insight into psychological functioning, cognitive state, emotional factors, developmental issues, diagnosis, risks, strengths, and weaknesses of a person within their environment. A judge considers this information either as a recommendation or evidence before ruling.
Dr. Roth’s knowledge makes her an asset that attorneys could have at the time of handling the most complex legal cases.
As a licensed mental health professional, Dr. Roth has experience providing increased understanding in matters of behavior, personality, emotional state, risks and capabilities of individuals caught in the legal system. They hold graduate degrees, most often a doctoral degree. Dr. Lia A. Roth has a doctoral degree in psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is the school of psychology that has the most in-depth studies on human development. It is this knowledge that has made Dr. Roth an asset that an attorney could have at the time of handling the most complex legal cases.
Furthermore, Dr. Roth holds various certifications which qualifies her to assist in cases of immigration (e.g., hardship, asylum, abuse); trauma (e.g., accident); DUI/DWI; parental fitness, civil rights and many others.