clinical polygraph services to assist in the evaluation, behavioral
monitoring, and supervision of both juveniles and adult who have
committed sexual offenses, in addition to other investigative,
exculpatory, screening, mitigating, and utility uses of the polygraph.
is committed to the ethically sound and scientific use of the
polygraph, and has been a vocal advocate for improved quality assurance
protocols for polygraph testing in clinical and forensic settings.
to work closely with all professionals, including supervising officers,
treatment providers, psychodiagnostic evaluators,
investigators, child/victim advocates, and other
or legal advocates in order to provide results that can
inform decisions pertaining to investigations, clinical treatment
planning, supervision, diagnostics/evaluation, and risk
professional interests including human development, psychology,
attachment and trauma,
psychometric testing, statistics and measurement, physiology, and
Nelson offers expertise in the sciences underlying the modern
polygraph test (forensic psychophysiology), and is conversant
with the complex issues surrounding
criminality and risk, personality and relationship dysfunction, mental
psychodiagnostic and differential diagnostic considerations,
developmental disorders, and cognitive or learning difficulties.
his background as a mental health treatment provider with many years of
working with juveniles and adults in both residential and outpatient
treatment settings, Mr. Nelson is
uniquely qualified to navigate the sometimes
tenuous dialogue that exists between matters of empirical, clinical,
forensic and ethical concern.
Mr. Nelson is available for private
consultation, including non-privileged case-work such as on-going
clinical/behavioral monitoring, and privileged or non-privileged
for diagnostic and treatment planning, disposition, or mitigating
purposes. Mr. Nelson has made himself
available for numerous training engagements on a variety of subject
areas pertaining to juveniles and adults, regarding issues of mental
health treatment, testing and diagnostics, and risk
information provided within this web site is intended for general
information purposes only. Although every effort has been made to
provide accurate information, readers of this information should be
prepared to independently review and validate all information sources.
Mr. Nelson is not an
attorney or paralegal and cannot offer legal advice. The
information provided herein shal NOT be construed as intended to
represent any clinical or expert consulation
regarding any individual case, though Mr. Nelson can provide such
consulation if desired.
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