Psychosexual / Risk Evaluation
The psychosexual evaluation focuses on an individual’s sexual development, sexual history, paraphilia interests, sexual adjustment and recidivism risk level. The psychosexual evaluation includes a full social and family history, employment / school history, case formulation, and specific treatment recommendations.
The psychosexual evaluation is forensic in nature, which generally means that the it may be voluntary or non–voluntary and the referral stems from legal proceedings. In addition, a rather unique and critical component of the psychosexual evaluation is the detailed and thorough sexual history, which includes the exploration of sexual development, attitudes, fantasies, and adjustment. To enhance the reliability, comprehensiveness, and usefulness of psychosexual evaluations, multiple sources of data must be taken into account.
When conducting psychosexual evaluations, the evaluator will explore offense–related factors such as the frequency, range of sexually abusive behaviors, the targets of the sex offenses, the individual’s account of the offense, potential motivators, and any previously undetected sexually abusive behaviors. Also important to consider are the presence or absence of social supports, current living arrangements—particularly with respect to access to victims or potentially vulnerable persons—and the ability and willingness of other responsible adults within the home to provide adequate safeguards as necessary.
Assessments Included in Psychosexual Evaluation
Psychosexual Interview: You will be interviewed regarding your sexual history and family history as related to your current problem. Additional information will be gathered from court records and other sources as needed.
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -2 (MMPI -2): This is a widely used test of personality characteristics. This questionnaire contains 567 true/false items. The test results yield a profile for each client, which gives information about the client’s personality and any psychiatric symptoms.
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III): Is an instrument provides a measure of 24 personality disorders and clinical syndromes and assess personality style and coping behaviors
Multi-phasic Sex Inventory: This questionnaire assesses the psychological characteristics of individuals with a sexual deviancy problem or those who have been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. It is a sex inventory, not a personality test. It is not appropriate for use in the legal determination of guilt or innocence. The alleged offender must acknowledge guilt in order for the inventory to be most useful. This test compares the responses of the individual to known groups of individuals who have displayed inappropriate sexual behavior. It provides important information regarding the nature of the offense and the individual’s characteristics.
It can also be used during the treatment process to determine the degree of openness and progress in treatment. While the MSI does not tell us whether an individual is likely to commit deviant sex acts, it does help in determining the confidence we might wish to place in the individual’s self-statements regarding his actual intent and behavior with regard to sexually deviant activities.
The ABEL Assessment for Sexual Interest: is an instrument used to measure sexual interest. The ABEL is a non-invasive computerized test that takes about 2 hours to complete. This instrument will assist in determining various treatment issues including:
- Separating those who have no interest in children from those who deny interest.
- Dangerousness (sadistic interest in violence vs. opportunistic offending).
- Violence to children
- Arousal to children
Most evaluations require a minimum of two sessions each session will be approximately 3 hours.
All evaluations and assessments are administered by Al Bevill, M.S, LPC, NCC, CCFC, CCSOTS. Al is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Clinical Forensic Counselor certified through the National Association of Forensic Counselors and a Certified Clinical Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, through the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Al’s, preformed psychosexual assessment at the request of The United States Federal Court, The United States Federal Public Defender’s Office, The State of Alabama Court System, Alabama Department of Human Resources, and Defense Attorneys.
The fee for this evaluation is $1,700. If the evaluation or any part of the evaluation is preformed outside the office of Bevill and Associates LLC, the responsible party is responsible for the milage expense at a rate of $.55 per mile. All fees must be paid in secured funds (cash, certified check, money order or credit card) a 3.75% processing fee will be applied to all credit card charges. If a third party is paying for the evaluation, then this third party must sign a financial agreement before the evaluation begins.
Expert testimony in court, conferences with attorneys or court officials, and telephone consultation about the report will be charged at $200 per hour if your evaluator. If you plan to call your therapist or evaluator as an expert witness in your case, then you will need to pay a retainer fee in advance, which will cover 5 hours of services. This would be $1,000 for 5 hours and additional hours will be billed at $200 per hour.
Complete the Psychosexual Evaluation Intake form below
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