Psychosexual Evaluations in Broward & Palm Beach County
Psychosexual evaluations are typically requested by defense attorneys, social service organizations and occasionally by the courts. Some of the goals for the psychosexual evaluation include clarifying diagnostic impressions; offering treatment recommendations; rendering suggestions regarding community supervision, contact with minors, or use of the Internet; estimating threat to the community; and determining risk of sexual recidivism. A typical psychosexual evaluation may require two to three hours of face-to-face forensic interviews with the client. Approximately six hours of psychological testing is often needed. Therefore, two office visits may be required. If necessary the client may be evaluated while incarcerated. State-of-the-art testing is available to give objective measures of sexual interest.
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, effective evidence-based practice, informed public policy, and collaborative community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.
ATSA’s members include treatment providers, researchers and educators, victims’ rights advocates, law enforcement and court officials, and representatives of many other stakeholder groups. The core values that guide ATSA are professional excellence, community safety, collaboration, and advocacy. ATSA promotes the philosophy that empirically based assessment, practice, management, and policies enhance community safety, reduce sexual recidivism, protect victims and vulnerable populations, transform the lives of those caught in the web of sexual violence, and illuminate paths to prevent sexual abuse.
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