The Forensic Counseling Services offers evaluation, assessment, and treatment for individuals who have committed interpersonal violence, including sexual offenses, intimate violence, child abuse, or community violence
The Forensic Model
Forensic Counseling differs from traditional treatment. In many ways, the community is considered the client, and safety is the primary goal. There is an emphasis on management and collaboration with other agencies. This model takes into account deception and the need to verify information, through collateral sources and sometimes through polygraph testing. Treatment is driven by the needs and safety of victims, not the comfort of the offender. Behavior, choices, and accountability are the focus, not discovering why, though these issues, as well as the family of origin issues, are addressed secondary to deviant behaviors or character traits. The model requires adherence to rules and protocols to decrease the risk of re-offense.
Bevill and Associates provide an array of evaluation and assessment services. These include:
Sexual Offender Evaluations, including polygraph and arousal testing
Risk Assessment for Reoffense for Violent and Sexual Offenders
Child Custody with Abuse Allegations
Sexually Aggressive Youth and Psychosexual Assessments
Violent Offender Assessment
Psychological Evaluations – personality and cognitive functioning
Child Abuse Risk Assessments
Protective Capacity Evaluations
Sex Offender Treatment Progam
Therapy focuses on addressing the cognitive distortions, deviant arousal patterns, and behaviors that reinforce them, and self-management skills necessary to decrease risk and prevent reoffense. Both group and individual therapy are used. Additionally, clients will receive polygraph testing, including sexual history polygraphs and maintenance/monitoring polygraphs. Some clients might be eligible for funding. Clients agree to a number of rules and restrictions that can be modified as the client progresses and attains self-management skills. Family reunification is provided following a thorough evaluation of risk, a period of behavioral stability, and the presence of family and/or victim willingness.
Expert Witness and Defense Testimony
Bevill and Associates provides expert witness and defense testimony, Al Bevill has been called upon on numerous occasions in both state and federal courts as a defense expert witness in criminal proceedings dealing with individuals who are accused of engaging in criminal sexual behavior. We do everything possible to ensure your client has every available tool to ensure the best possible outcome
All of the forensic counseling services at Bevill and Associates are under the direction of our Program Director, Al Bevill, LPC, NCC, CCFC, CCSOTS. Al is a National Certified Counselor through the National Certified Counselor Board, a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor through the National Association of Forensic Counselors and Certified Clinical Sex Offender Treatment Specialist through the National Association of Forensic Counselors He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Association For The Treatment Of Sexual Abusers
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Just call us at (205) 610-9319 or use our easy online scheduler here.
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Bevill and Associates LLC is located in Birmingham, AL (on Valleydale Rd between I65 and Hwy. 280). Please click here for our full address and a map to our location.