Dr Grant Blake
Dr Grant Blake MPsych (Clin) MAPS, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist in Brisbane. He has extensive clinical experience in the areas of trauma, institutional abuse, cognitive assessment, and malingering. He holds a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and a PhD in Forensic Psychology.
Grant’s experience as a medico-legal expert has included giving oral evidence in the Supreme, Federal Circuit, Criminal and Family Courts. He is experienced in assessing fitness to stand trial, insanity/unsoundness, Verdins, and other criminal matters. He is the first author of the Australian and New Zealand Evaluation of Fitness to Stand Trail – Revised (ANZ-EFST-R), which evaluates fitness according to the Presser criteria. He undertakes risk assessments for general violence, fire-starting, and personality disorders. He is experienced in using a broad range of tests to confirm the validity of claimed mental illness and cognitive impairments, such as PSTD, depression, psychosis, memory impairment, intellectual impairment, and other cognitive deficits. He is trained in investigative interviewing techniques to identify deception (i.e., lying about the circumstances of an event).
Grant has a significant institutional abuse and historical sexual abuse caseload, which he treats with a mix of therapeutic techniques (e.g., EMDR, CBT, schema therapy). He is an empathetic independent expert witness regarding these claims.
Grant is accredited by WorkCover Tasmania to assess Whole Person Impairment (WPI%) with the Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS). He therefore welcomes telehealth and FIFO referrals referrals from Tasmania, as well as other jurisdictions.
To make a booking or for more information, please call 1300 INT MED.
Locations for Dr Grant Blake's exams
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Brisbane City QLD 4000