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Agoritsa Barczak, Psy.D.

 

Dr. Agoritsa Barczak is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, as well as a Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator in Illinois.

 

She has extensive experience in conducting forensic evaluations and providing expert testimony for the courts on matters related to competency for trial, insanity plea, risk for sexual dangerousness, prediction of violence, and Miranda rights issues. Dr. Barczak also specializes in malingering assessments for individuals suspected of feigning or exaggerating symptoms of mental illness.

 

She has worked for the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) with individuals adjudicated Unfit to Stand Trial and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in secure psychiatric facilities. She was also employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) as the Psychology Administrator for Sheridan Correctional Center’s Division of Mental Health, as well as the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).

 

Dr. Barczak has also conducted community based neuropsychological and clinical assessments, including pre-employment screenings and fitness for duty evaluations for law enforcement candidates and personnel.

 

She is currently the Forensic Court Services Administrator for the Mental Health Division of IDHS. In this role, Dr. Barczak formulates and implements statewide policies and procedures for state-operated forensic hospitals and community-based forensic providers.  She is also involved in proposing legislative changes to the state’s forensic statutes.

 

Dr. Barczak offers a unique blend of expertise, commitment, and leadership in the field of forensic psychology.

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  • Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Elmhurst University

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