At HD Psychologists, our senior psychologist, Mr Hamid Dadgoster provides Psychological Assessment Reports for Solicitors and individuals. Mr Dadgostar is a fully qualified, registered psychologists practiced in producing objective, and evidence-based psychological assessment reports for plaintiff and defendant matters under Section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act.
Section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act is commonly used to divert those who suffer from mental conditions away from criminal penalisation and towards getting the help and treatment they need. A section 32 can be granted in situations where someone was suffering from a mental condition at the time of the alleged offence, or can be shown to be suffering from an ongoing mental condition during the court proceedings.
If you have been charged with an offence and you are granted a section 32 mental health order, it means that you will bypass the court system in favour of a court-mandated treatment plan and won’t receive a criminal conviction. The magistrate may dismiss the charges altogether as long as you agree to participate in a treatment plan. In other cases, they may adjourn the court proceedings until you have undergone treatment to see how you respond.
If you are currently in custody, you may be able to successfully obtain bail if you can get a section 32 order. This will allow you to remain out of custody until your court date on the condition that you participate in the mandatory treatment program. A section 32 has benefits over a section 10 dismissal, because with a section 10 there is still a finding of guilt.
When you receive a section 32, you won’t be found guilty or convicted.
The definition of a mental health condition is less severe than a developmental disability or mental illness. Mental health conditions can cover a range of different issues including anxiety, depression, severe substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anti-social personality disorder. A mental health condition is broadly defined as a mental health problem which is treatable through a psychologist or counselling.
Mr Dadgostar is highly experienced and professionally qualified to provide assessment reports and treatments relating to most expert witness matters as he has been for the previous twelve years. In that time he has done numerous psychological assessment reports on behalf of our clients to be submitted to the Courts, Department of Immigration, Migration Review Tribunal, and Educational institutions.
The quality of our reports is insured by face to face interviewing and assessment; the use of psychometric tests when appropriate, and consultation with the referees to ensure we clearly understand and provide for the requirements of the reports. However, on odd occasions and where the possibility of face to face interviews has been difficult we have collated much information from other sources to develop comprehensive psychological reports.
We are expanding our referral base and would appreciate an opportunity to meet and discuss how our psychological assessment reports can support your case and achieve positive outcomes for your clients.
We can be best contacted on 0425 261 311 or via our "contact us" page email service.