Psychological, Medical And Disability Evaluation Services

Dr. Armstrong performs psychological evaluations for a variety medical-legal purposes. Contact is welcome from attorneys and individuals who require an evaluation. The types of services provided include:
  • Independent Medical Evaluations for civil cases of emotional distress and employment issues.
  • Independent Medical Evaluations for insurance companies needing a permanent disability rating.
  • Return to Work Evaluations.
  • Permanent Impairment/Disability Evaluations.
  • Aviations Psychology Evaluations – (including suspected alcohol or substance use evaluations).
  • Aviation Personality Assessment.
  • Evaluation in response to legal charges to determine safety to practice for licensed personnel, i.e. RN, LVN, Psychologist, etc…
  • File Reviews to confidentially assist in the determination of case strategy for nursing, psychiatric hospital and psychological civil litigation.
Some of these evaluations may require testimony in court or other administrative hearing.  Dr. Armstrong is an experienced expert witness and has successfully testified in court settings locally and across the country. She is licensed in California (Psy 16001) and Arizona (#4952).
Dr. Armstrong offers Case Consultation Seminars on a quarterly basis for psychologists and psychiatrists who conduct qualified medical evaluations. In the seminar, a case is presented by one of the participants, and the group participates in a seminar style discussion, as the case is analyzed in detail and a range of opinions is generated. The participant learns to generate an opinion that is evidence-based and ratable. Issues of Causation and Apportionment are discussed in detail. For more information about upcoming seminars, contact Dr. Armstrong. Continuing education units are available for these seminars, for QME doctors and CA licensed psychologists. Seminar participants may join the seminar via Skype. If there is interest, an additional date will be added. Please contact Dr. Armstrong directly to make arrangements for a private practice group seminar, or if you are interested in presenting your case at the seminar.