Forensic & Clinical Psychology Services

Dr. Oneal specializes in forensic psychological evaluations for juvenile justice and criminal matters, including adjudicative competencies, mental state defenses, juvenile declination/transfer, and risk assessment (sexual and non-sexual). Dr. Oneal has been qualified as an expert and testified in numerous juvenile justice and adult criminal Superior Court cases throughout Washington State. These legal proceedings have included competency to stand trial, competency to waive Miranda rights, criminal responsibility and other mental state defenses, risk analysis, disposition/sentencing hearings, and civil commitment of mentally ill adults.

With skill and expertise, Dr. Oneal conducts thorough, scientifically-based and empirically-supported, consultation and assessment for a myriad of legal purposes. Dr. Oneal offers consultation and assessment to a variety of parties to include defense attorneys, deputy prosecuting attorneys, courts, school districts, and holds numerous Washington State contracts to provide assessment and treatment. Dr. Oneal also acts as a consultant to the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) residency training program and the juvenile forensic psychology fellowship program.

Dr. Oneal’s consultation and assessment practices are individually-tailored and based on state-of-the-art and up-to-date practice standards and science. He has specialized training in psychological and neuropsychological assessment and utilizes a wide array of psychological testing. As a court psychologist for Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Oneal is also very familiar with severe psychopathology and regularly provides testimony in matters pertaining to the Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) process in Washington State. Dr. Oneal is also a Washington State Developmental Disabilities Professional (DDP) and has taught developmental psychology at the collegiate level. Dr. Oneal welcomes referrals to address psycho-legal questions in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems as well as psychological assessment/consultation in non-forensic matters.

Assessment, consultation, and testimony may involve:

  • Adjudicative Competencies
    • Stand Trial (Proceed to Adjudication)
    • Waive Miranda and other Rights
  • Criminal Responsibility
    • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
    • Diminished Capacity
    • Capacity (Infancy) of Juveniles
  • Disposition/Sentencing Issues:
    • Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative (SSODA)
    • Sexual Risk Assessment
    • Nonsexual Risk Assessment
    • Mitigating Circumstances
    • Mental Health Disposition/Sentencing Alternatives
  • Non-forensic Assessment/Consultation/Treatment:
    • Psychological/Neuropsychological Evaluation
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Training/consultation

* For a current fee/retainer agreement, please contact Dr. Oneal directly.