Dr. Hicks provides consultation to legal professionals in four forensic domains:
• Criminal proceedings involving competency to stand trial, to waive Miranda rights, to confess, or to be executed, and the identification of psychological factors relevant to sentence mitigation.
• The evaluation of sexual offender recidivism risk and treatment needs, including at pre-sentencing, pre-plea agreement, or second opinions. (He is listed with the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board, and is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers).
• The evaluation and treatment of personal injury and workers’ compensation claimants presenting with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other psychological disorders.
• Review of records with respect to standard of care, and to assist counsel in the development of direct and cross-examinations.
Dr. Hicks may also be able to assist in other matters not listed above. He is available to discuss the specifics of your client's case to determine if he can be of assistance.
Background and Credentials
Dr. Hicks received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has provided assessment and psychotherapeutic services in correctional facilities, community mental health centers, college counseling centers, and in private practice. He is a member of the Core Faculty in Clinical Psychology at Walden University, where he has taught courses in Advanced Psychopathology, Personality Assessment, Psychotherapy Interventions and Ethics and Professional Standards as well as led professional development seminars for students in practicum and internship training. He was elected to the Council of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) in 2008, and has been serving as a member of the IPA Executive Committee since 2009.
Evaluations can be conducted at my office in Arlington Heights, the referring attorney’s office, a correctional facility, or another mutually agreeable location.