Forensic psychology refers to the application of the scientific, technical, or specialized knowledge of psychology to the law and the use of the knowledge of psychology to assist in resolving legal, contractual, and administrative disputes.
Dr. Salerno has gained post-doctoral training in forensic psychology assessment and treatment. However, it is important to make Dr. Salerno aware of any legal involvement in your treatment as early as possible--preferably even before you meet in person. There are specific procedures that might be helpful to maintain your privacy and confidentiality in legal matters.
Consultation to attorneys involved in psycho-legal issues and some specific trainings to interested audiences of professionals are also provided from time to time.
Dr. Salerno does not provide child custody evaluations, nor does he provide recommendations to the court or agencies regarding child custody or divorce proceedings, as these subjects fall outside of his range of practice.