Psychosexual Assessments

Psychosexual evaluations are completed in order to gain understanding of a person's sexual functioning, of risk for engaging in future sexually abusive behavior, and of their treatment needs. Psychosexual evaluations can be completed before a person enters treatment for abusive sexual behavior in order to measure treatment progress or to determine whether or not treatment is recommended. These evaluations are time-intensive and often require multiple sessions. The evaluation is likely to include an interview with you, interviews with people you know (such as family and treatment providers), psychological testing, and assessment of sexual violence risk.

Psychosexual evaluations should never be used to sustain or refute allegations of sexual abuse, guide law enforcement or legal intervention or determinations, or address guilt or innocence.