Psychosexual Evaluation

The Institute for Sexual Health provides comprehensive psychosexual evaluation and assessment for sexual offenses, professional sexual misconduct, sex offender risk-assessment, as well as return to practice and fitness for duty recommendations for professionals who are faced with allegations regarding boundary violations. ISH also offers forensic services, consultation, and expert testimony in sexual offender, sexual addiction and other sexuality-based issues.

For information, consultation, inquiries about expert testimony and forensic cases, please call 310-286-1300.

Our program utilizes a team of doctoral level professionals trained in the field of sexual offending, professional boundary violations and professional sexual misconduct, sexual pathology, compulsive sexual behavior, paraphilias as well as psychosexual testing, assessment and evaluation procedures.

We accept referrals for Psychosexual Evaluations from:

  • Medical Boards
  • Psychology Boards
  • Professional Licensing Boards
  • Bar Associations
  • Diversion Programs
  • Physician Health Programs (PHP)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Corporations
  • Courts
  • Attorneys
  • Religious and Clergy Regulatory Entities
  • Academic Institutions

The Institute uses empirically based testing protocols, including evaluation of psychological functioning, sexual pathology and disorders evaluation, personality functioning, and psycho-physiological instruments when indicated. Testing typically includes the following testing battery:

  • Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (AASI)
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
  • Rorschach Ink Blot Test
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Personality Inventory (MCMI-III)
  • Lafayette LX400 Polygraph
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Screening Evaluation
  • Extensive Clinical Interview (utilizing a multi-professional approach)
  • Review of Investigative Interview, Records and Documentation

Sex Offender Recidivism and Risk Assessment

The Institute also provides sex offender-specific risk assessment evaluations. Clients are typically referred by the court or by their attorney who need an assessment of risk for recidivism for a sexual offense. Typical battery for risk assessment includes:

  • SONAR – Stable Risk Factors
  • STATIC-99
  • Acute 2000
  • Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (AASI)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II)
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Personality Inventory (MCMI-III)
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Screening Evaluation
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)

Psychological Testing and Sexuality and Gender Evaluations

The Institute for Sexual Health also provides psychological testing that can assist in clarifying a diagnosis for mental health concerns as well as clarify specific sexual and gender related concerns and questions. This includes personality, cognitive and sexuality testing by licensed psychologists. The Institute utilizes a team approach in which evaluations are peer-reviewed for optimal accuracy and recommendations.

 

For more information regarding the Psychosexual Evaluation, please contact us at 310-286-1300.