Dr Scott Harden
clinical practice - medico legal experience -
Clinical psychiatric services
Assessment and treatment of anyone over the age of 5
years. Dr Harden has a particular interest in ADHD
(all age groups) and Anxiety problems. (Limited
availability because of demand).
Psychiatric Clinical Opinion
The patient is referred for a single session by a
GP, a letter is returned to the GP explaining the
recommended future management. The referral must be
specifically for this purpose. Dr Harden is fully
equipped to provide video conference consultations,
please contact reception for details.
Medico legal services
Usually referred by a legal practitioner, a
government agency or some other individual for the
assessment of a person for legal reasons.
Dr Harden has extensive training and practical
experience in a range of legal areas and
jurisdictions. In areas not detailed below he will
consider whether he has appropriate expertise to
provide an opinion when asked about more unusual
cases e.g. Industrial Court.
Acceptance of legally aided cases is limited and
subject to individual negotiation.
Family Court –
Dr Harden has provided hundred’s of independent
reports and appeared in court frequently.
Civil claims –
Dr Harden has been trained in the psychiatric
impairment rating scale and the Commonwealth AMA
Guides based process and has provided numerous
reports in this area of children, adolescents and
Child protection matters
– assessment of parental capacity.
Criminal cases –
Dr Harden has provided reports for presentence,
assessment of capacity and future management of
adolescents and adults facing criminal charges.
Risk assessment with regard to sexual offences –
Dr Harden has provided more than 100 reports under
the “Dangerous Prisoner (Sex Offenders) Act” in
Queensland with court testimony in most of these
cases. Has also provided risk evaluation reports on
other adults and adolescents with violent, sexual or
other behaviour difficulties.
Dr Harden is able to provide training in a wide
range of topic areas and has the ability to co-opt
other trainers to enhance this. He has wide
experience in public speaking in both professional
and private contexts.
He has a particular interest in providing training
in Asia and in child and adolescent forensic
He has convened numerous professional meetings and
CV is available on request.