The ABEL test is an instrument used to measure sexual interest. It is one of many tools that can be used in the evaluation process. The ABEL is a non-invasive computerized test that takes about 2 hours to complete.
The ABEL measures deviant sexual interest, including:
interest in children 2-4, 8-10 and, 14-17
sexual violence against adult men
sexual violence against adult women
The test assesses:
most dangerous sex offenders
least dangerous sex offenders
most likely to re-commit a sex crime
The ABEL provides correction administrators, correction system therapists and, officers supervising sex offenders on parole or probation an objective record of their response to 22 separate targets for sex crimes. This is the first non-invasive computerized test to produce an objective measure of the sexual interest in children and sexual violence.
In 30 minutes, the client sees 160 slides of clothed adults, teenagers, young children and, very young children. In approximately 90 minutes, the client completes a questionnaire that gives a detailed past history of his arrests, convictions, accusation, number of attempts at sexual crime and number of victims, along with details of the age of onset, degree of control and
current interest in 22 sexual deviations.
The client can complete the entire test in approximately 2 hours. A summary of the results can usually be sent out within 10 working days of when the test is given. The summary will include the client’s self-report of behaviors in 21 areas of deviancy as well as an objective
report of interest in children or violence.
All tests are also scored using data from research by Hanson & Bussiere to determine a weighted relapse prediction (rp) score and relapse prediction percentile. The percentile score is done in comparison to 1400 known offenders.
This test can be used as part of a complex evaluation at Bevill and Associates. This is an evaluation tool. It is not the equivalent of a complete psychosexual evaluation.
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).
Like many of you, we are continuously monitoring developments in the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We
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All our actions are guided by the overriding principle that the health and safety of our clients and our employees is our number one priority. We will continue to track the situation daily and follow the guidance of local governments and health officials for the areas that are impacted.
During this time of uncertainty and National Emergency our country is experiencing we are here to continue provide in office counseling services as longas we insure the health and safety of our clients and employees.As an alternative to in office counseling we offer:
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