At Forensic Psychology Canberra everyone is treated with understanding, respect and dignity. Your client becomes our client!
We specialise in gaining insight into the individual as a whole person to support decision making. Our experience ranges more than 10 years of understanding children, adults and families in both assessment and treatment contexts. We use evidence-based assessments and interventions that meet legal evidentiary rules, as well as psychological best practice. Each report includes comprehensive recommendations and treatment support.
We are flexible and can offer short-notice appointments with timely delivery of reports. Legal Aid requests can be accommodated, as can attendance at correctional institutions in ACT and Goulburn. Assessments can be conducted at other correctional institutions via video-link.
We are available to provide expert witness reports and testimony in:
Criminal (including pre-sentence reports)
Injury assessment and compensation (psycho-legal)
Leesa Morris began her initial registration pathway as a generalist psychologist in 2005 and completed placements with the ACT Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team, in private practice, Defence psychological practice and organisational settings. Upon becoming a registered psychologist in 2007 Leesa began working in a private practice and in Employee Assistance Programs. In the latter role, she provided crisis response, general assessment and counselling, and organisational psychology interventions.
While completing a Master of Psychology (Forensic) on the path to endorsement as a forensic psychologist, Leesa found placements at Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology, general counselling and in a research project focusing on social network analysis.
Leesa opened her own practice in 2012, seeing clients from early childhood through to octogenarians. Her clients present with mental health conditions including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, addiction, and attachment disorders as well stress and well-being issues, and victims of crime. Leesa has completed more than 600 forensic assessments and reports in criminal, compensation, competence, family, child protection and adoption matters. She has also worked at the Goulburn Correctional Centre assessing incarcerated and community offenders for criminogenic needs, parole decision reports and acceptance to Sexual and Violent Offender Treatment programs. Across various roles Leesa has completed suitability assessments for adoption and parenting, volunteering in developing countries, and placement in religious mission positions.
Jacqui developed a passion for psychology during college, which led her to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Canberra. During this time, she majored in Forensic studies and undertook an internship with Forensic Psychology Canberra, allowing her to broaden her understanding of the forensic industry. Jacqui is currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) at the University of Canberra, where she is researching issues relating to Intimate Partner Violence. In the coming years, Jacqui hopes to gain acceptance into a Psychology Master’s program, where she will continue to develop her knowledge and experience within the clinical and forensic field.
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