Patricia Fernandez de Landa , has a degree in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1999. Collegial No. M-26835. His postgraduate training addressed the field of Legal Psychology, completing Master of Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Legal UCM, taught by renowned professionals in our country and a pioneer in the formation of this specialty.
With enormous experience in clinical intervention, specialized especially in conducting counter expertise and expert in criminal and civil areas, highlighting cases of witness credibility and moral damage, false allegations of child sexual abuse, as well as everything related to Family Law.
Patricia is the only Spanish trained in polygraph application in the forensic field, having used this tool in different court proceedings. With over ten years of experience applying the polygraph is Primary Instructor in Forensic Psychophysiology certified by the European Polygraph Association, being director of Studies at the European Polygraph Academy.
AREAS OF FORENSIC INTERVENTION
In conducting expert opinions and psychological evaluations, the working method is based on interviews with all relevant persons in the case (legal representative, customer, family, etc.), the application of different complementary tests depending on the needs of the case, as psychometric tests and projective tests, and study of documentation and literature related to the case. All this is based on the use of audiovisual aids when necessary.
Is important to highlight the possibility of including polygraph test in assessing the credibility of the testimony. By being able to jointly implement the polygraph with other psychological methods of assessing the truthfulness, we are able to deliver results with maximum precision and reliability possible in cases where the knowledge of the truth is essential for conflict resolution.
As to the expert opinions or counter expertise, it's carried out detailed analysis and assessment of the documentation and previous expert reports that are part of the case. The extracted information is contrasted with the existing related literature, determining whether the conclusions reached by other professionals are reliable and are based on the argument that precedes or incurred in methodological errors that invalidate it.