COMPREHENSIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT RECOMMENDATION
At Creative Counseling and Consulting we offer an individualized and objective, Comprehensive Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment Recommendation. This service is designed to assist individuals, physicians, therapists and family members to determine to what degree a consumer has a substance abuse problem, and what treatment, if any, would be clinically appropriate.
MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY (MBCT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a treatment modality which blends features of two disciplines: Cognitive therapy aims to identify and alter cognitive distortions Mindfulness is a meditative practice from Buddhism, which aims to help people identify their thoughts, moment by moment, but without passing judgment on the thoughts. MBCT emphasizes the process of paying attention to thoughts and feelings moment by moment and without judgment.
The report will summarize the findings of the evaluation, and will specifically indicate whether there is evidence of repetitive and compulsive sexual behavior. Additionally, treatment recommendations will be made, as well as presenting a prognosis regarding the likelihood for future criminal sexual behavior.
SEX OFFENDER EVALUATIONS AND TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
The evaluation of a sexual offender requires a review of all materials relevant to the offenses, including statements to the police, previous psychological evaluations, witness accounts of his/her behavior, and past criminal record. The clinician will then conduct a clinical interview and administer various testing (Multiphasic Sexual Inventory, Adolescent Psychopathology Scale, DSMD, Sexual Adjustment Inventory, Violence Risk Inventory etc.) appropriate to the situation. A more detailed psychosexual history is a vital part of this evaluation.