Forensic Services

Dr. Scarf has been appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court Expert Panel of Psychologists. She is accustomed to providing comprehensive, timely and accurate forensic evaluations with defensible conclusions. She has served as psychological consultant, examiner and expert in administrative, civil, criminal, and federal cases. Dr. Scarf regularly assist civil and criminal attorneys in a wide range of issues involved in these cases. Her recent cases have involved issues of: post-injury functioning; PTSD; criminal responsibility, competent to stand trial and specific intent.

Criminal Behavior affected by Intellectual, Mental and Emotional Disability

Criminal Mitigation

Death Penalty

Developmental Disability

Diminished Capacity

False Confessions


Intellectual Functioning

Malingering (or concealing psychological problems)

Memory Impairment

Mental Illness

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Neuropsychological Impairment

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Severe Psychopathology

Specific Intent

Main Office

1081Westwood Blvd., Suite 235
Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Tel: (310) 266-9203
Fax: (310) 626-9789

Valley Office

16661 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400 
Encino, CA, 91436 
Tel: (818) 436-3422
Fax: (818) 638-5976

Mailing Address

Catherine Scarf, Ph.D.
13636 Ventura Blvd., #215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423