Evaluation


60-Day Residential Evaluations

alpha-evaluation.jpgAlpha offers a residential placement for a comprehensive sex offender evaluation.   Clients participate in all programming offered in the residential setting in addition to:

  • Personality assessment testing.
  • A plethysmograph examination.
  • A polygraph verifying sexual history disclosures.

 

Evaluation Objectives Include:

  • Identification of the offense cycle and related precursors.
  • Identification of deviant sexual behavior patterns.
  • Assessment of sexual compulsivity.
  • Identification of interpersonal deficits.
  • Assessment of the likelihood of continued risk to the community.
  • Determination of the most appropriate treatment setting.
  • Identification of additional patterns of criminal or inappropriate behaviors.

Assessment Methods:

  • Personality assessment testing.
  • Plethysmograph examination to determine patterns of sexual arousal.
  • Polygraph examination to confirm full disclosure about the conviction offense(s) and sexual history.
  • Participation in the general treatment program milieu.
  • Participation in group therapy sessions
  • Sexuality charting
  • Empathy assessment

Additional Assessment Options:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Chemical dependency evaluations

Psychosexual Outpatient Evaluations

Alpha provides psychosexual outpatient evaluations for both adult and adolescent sex offenders. The evaluations provide information regarding the potential for recidivism, treatment amenability, supervision concerns, potential risk issues, and treatment goals. Other specific concerns can be addressed after coordinating with the referring party.
The adult psychosexual evaluation includes: an interview with the client, a review of available documentation and records, appropriate collateral contacts and psychological testing (MMPI-2, Millon Clinical Inventory, and Multiphasic Sex Inventory). The psychologist provides a general description of psychological and social functioning as well as recommendations regarding treatment needs and goals. Additional psychological testing is available when appropriate.
The adolescent psychosexual evaluation includes: an interview with the teen, a collateral interview with one or both parents, collateral contacts as indicated, completion of a psychological assessment test (Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory), and a review of available records. As with the adult assessment, the psychologist
provides a general description of psychological and social functioning as well as recommendations regarding treatment needs and goals. Additional psychological testing is available when appropriate.

The above assessments can be enhanced by combining them with psychophysiological assessments such as the polygraph, the plethysmograph, or the Abel Screening for Sexual Interest™.