Brooke Kraushaar, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides forensic psychological evaluations. Her skills and expertise are utilized by both prosecuting and defense attorneys. Her expert opinions are based on a comprehensive clinical interview, extensive review of collateral data, and objective psychological testing using instruments that are peer-reviewed, reliable, and valid.
Dr. Kraushaar is well qualified to psychologically evaluate defendants and opposing experts, and, if necessary, deliver an expert opinion in a courtroom environment. She is able to present to judges and juries, and she translates complex psychological data and conclusions into information that is clear and easy to understand.
Dr. Kraushaar earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her fellowship at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. She obtained her master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Her areas of expertise in the forensic domain include evaluating competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, mental state at the time of offense, capacity to waive Miranda, false confession, and mitigating factors at the time of sentencing.
In addition to her forensic work, Dr. Kraushaar has a clinical specialty in the area of complex and difficult-to-treat anxiety disorders. She uses evidenced-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), for treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and phobias.
Dr. Kraushaar has also been extensively trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In conjunction with her specialty in anxiety disorders, Dr. Kraushaar treats patients with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and self-injurious behavior. She sees adolescents and adults, and she accepts most major insurances. For more information about Dr. Kraushaar’s clinical practice, visit Clayton Behavioral on the web.