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As a result of the restrictions necessary due COVID-19, Dr. Markey is not able to conduct appointments in person at his office until further notice. Dr. Markey will still be conducting all treatment sessions through Telehealth, with the HIPAA compliant version of Zoom. This service is also offered to any new patients interested in treatment services. In order to request services, please send a request through this website, through Psychology Today (Click Here) or feel free to call the office at (215) 348-2757. This phone continues to be answered during regular business hours from 9am to 5pm. Dr. Markey will remain on call after hours and the office voicemail will be checked during normal business hours as well.
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Should you have any questions about your appointment or how to access the session, feel free to contact Dr. Markey’s office at (215) 348-2757.
Dr. Markey continues to conduct forensic evaluations as well. If you have a referral through the legal or behavioral health systems, please conduct Dr. Markey’s office directly to discuss the possible options for conducting forensic services.
For true clinical emergencies after hours, please contact Dr. Markey at (267) 885-7285 or contact Lenape Valley Crisis at (215) 345-2273. We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy through this trying time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Purpose of Psychological Testing is to create definitive diagnosis of psychiatric conditions and prescriptive protocols (recommendations) to help clients identify strengths and weaknesses (self-awareness), and become successful. The testing recommendations become a Road Map for treatment. Therapists, treatment programs, and academic institutions use recommendations to create an efficient and effective path towards the best possible outcome.
Competency issues can arise at several different junctures along the life cycle of a case. While one’s competency to stand trial is perhaps the most familiar question raised, there are other types of competency disputes that may warrant expert competency assessment by a forensic psychiatrist. These functions include competency to represent one’s self, competency to plea, competency to be sentenced, and competency to be executed.
At any time during a criminal proceeding that the defendant is thought to be unable to show a rational and factual understanding of his charges or the legal process, or unable to communicate with counsel, he or she may be tested for competence to stand trial.
When patients lack the competence to make a decision about treatment, substitute decision makers must be sought. Hence, the determination of whether patients are competent is critical in striking a proper balance between respecting the autonomy of patients who are capable of making informed decisions and protecting those with cognitive impairment.
The U.S. Supreme Court has promulgated that individuals accused of crimes possess particular rights and that individuals must be informed of these rights at the time of arrest. Moreover, the court requires that an individual be capable of reasonably understanding & legally appreciating these rights before interrogation. Forensic psychologists conduct evaluations of accused individuals in order to ascertain the likelihood that they possess adequate intellectual and psychological capabilities.
All adults are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.
"Capacity" means the ability to use and understand information to make a decision, and communicate any decision made. A person lacks capacity if their mind is impaired or disturbed in some way, and this means the person is unable to make a decision at that time.
A "guardian" is someone who is chosen or appointed to make legal decisions for another person who is unable to make those decisions on their own. Guardianship is often over a child or an individual who has become incapacitated through age or disability.
A guardianship is a crucial legal tool that allows one person or entity to make decisions for another (the ward). Courts are tasked with establishing guardianships, and they typically appoint guardians in instances of incapacity or disability. Suppose, for example, that a person is put into a coma from a car accident.
Conservatorship is a legal concept in the United States of America. A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age.