Dr. Charles H Heller

Dr. Charles Heller is a clinical and forensic psychologist with experience serving a large variety of patients and court related matters . Since 2005, he has been the chief forensic consultant to the Rockland County (New York) forensic mental health unit, providing evaluations for Family and Supreme Court. He is a custody evaluator for the Bergen Family Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, providing custody, parenting time, relocation and removal evaluations for the Bergen County Superior court. He is also on the Law Guardian mental health panel in the State of New York and is a psychologist expert on the New York City 18B assigned counsel panel. Dr. Heller has performed hundreds of custody, parenting time, relocation, removal, neglect, abuse, child sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, risk evaluations as well as testimony during trial as the court appointed expert. He has had advanced training from Rutgers School of Social Work, Center for Children and families, in performing psychological evaluations and serving as an expert witness in child welfare cases. He follows the scientist-practitioner model related to custody evaluations and utilizes the most recent research available regarding individual and family psychological functioning to promote understanding of a family. He strives to present an objective, unbiased, and balanced picture of a family when performing court related evaluations,whether he is the court appointed expert or retained by one of the parties. He is well respected among his colleagues. He is often asked to provide a peer review of other psychologist’s evaluations and provides consultation related to cross- examination of adverse experts. His special expertise, in domestic violence was utilized in his presentation of a continuing legal education workshop entitled: “Battered Woman Syndrome as a legal defense-A Psychological perspective ” recently presented to the Legal Aid Society of Kings County.

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