Dr Fernando Roldan, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Fernando Roldan,
B.A.Psych.(UNSW), B.A.Hons.Psych.(UNE), Cert.Neuroanat.Neuropsych.(UNSW), Ph.D.Clin.Psych.(ANU), M.A.P.S., M.C.C.P., M.I.N.S., M.U.S.Nat.Acad.Neuropsych.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Fernando Roldan is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years clinical experience, including 25 years in the medico-legal field. He has completed more than 5,000 medico-legal assessments and reports dealing with a wide range of Clinical Psychological and Neuropsychological issues and he has presented oral evidence in various courts and tribunals on more than hundred occasions

Dr Roldan’s medico-legal assessments have dealt with children and adults presenting with a wide range of Clinical Psychological and Neuropsychological issues, including Anxiety Disorders (e.g. PTSD), Mood Disorders (e.g. Major Depression), Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorders, ADHD, Dementia, Substance Use Disorders, Toxic Exposure Disorders, Pain and Somatoform Disorders, Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Conditions, Personality Disorders, Cognitive and Personality Impairment as a result of Traumatic Brain Injury, Competency, Independent Living Skills, Employability, Fitness for Parenting, and Symptom Validity.

Dr Roldan has completed the relevant assessor courses in WPI assessments with reference to reactive psychological injuries and/or brain injury mediated neuropsychological injuries under the guides issued by the Motor Accident Authority of NSW, the WorkCover Authority of NSW and Comcare with reference to the AMA-IV and AMA-V guides.

Dr Roldan’s referrers have included most CTP insurers, Workers Compensation insurers, Public Liability Insurers, Self-Insurers, and Life and Superannuation Insurers, as well as Comcare, the Crown Solicitor’s Office of NSW, the ACT Government Solicitor, the ACT Office for Children, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Australian Government Solicitor, many other State and Commonwealth Government departments, and many legal firms representing defendants and plaintiffs. Furthermore, he has been involved in various high profile matters giving rise to claims relating to clinical psychological and/or neuropsychological injuries.

Dr Roldan adopts a multi-method critical and analytical approach to assessment and report preparation. Assessments are conducted over 3 to 5-hour consultations that involve a very detailed clinical interview (covering all aspects of the patient’s background history, injury/incident history and post-injury/incident history), as well as extensive psychometric testing of pain behaviour, emotional/personality functioning, intellectual and cognitive functions, and symptom validity. Report preparation involves integration of all of the abovementioned sources of data with information derived from a very detailed review of the available documentation. Reports are usually 20-25 pages plus in length.

Dr Roldan has consulting rooms in Sydney CBD, Westmead and Canberra and he also travels to other country and interstate locations, as well as private homes, hospitals, prisons and other facilities, by prior arrangement.

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