Forensic vs Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology

While clinical psychologists/neuropsychologists practice within the healthcare domain, providing services in the context of a doctor-patient relationship to patients and their physicians or other healthcare specialists or schools, a clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist may also have expertise within the forensic area and may provide forensic services. Forensic neuropsychological services are provided to inform a legal proceeding. These services are usually requested by a third party (e.g., the court, an attorney, or a worker’s compensation insurance company). In these cases, the neuropsychologist’s client is the third party, and the information generated from neuropsychological examination is provided directly to the third party.