Currently, CFIR specializes in forensic assessments for adults. Specifically, we offer risk assessments related to problematic sexual behaviours. These assessments can occur in the context of legal proceedings or with child protection agency involvement.
We provide comprehensive risk assessments for individuals involved in the legal system related to problematic sexual behaviours, as well as those involved with various child protection agencies. These assessments determine risk for re-offence, risk of harm, and/or diagnosis of any relevant mental health issues, as well as paraphilias (i.e. atypical or unusual sexual interests). Risk assessments typically include clinical interviews, administration of psychological testing, collateral interviews, review of file information, and scoring of objective risk measures. Plethysmograph (PPG) testing is also available as part of a comprehensive assessment.
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Risk assessments are typically conducted as part of legal proceedings or involvement with child protection agencies. As such, a referral from your legal counsel, the Crown Attorney, or a child protection agency is required.
Forensic assessments related to sexual behaviour are in-depth assessments and include reviewing many different areas, including an individual’s full social history, alleged behaviour, criminal history, sexual history, personality and mental health. They involve one or more clinical interviews, phone interview of collaterals (e.g. parents, partner etc.), psychological testing, scoring of objective and actuarial risk measures, and the completion of a detailed assessment report. Well-validated and researched plethysmograph testing is also available as part of the assessment.
Documentation required for a risk assessment includes: current criminal record (i.e. CPIC), police report(s), child protection documentation related to relevant investigations, employment/education confirmation, past psychological or forensic assessments, and documentation from legal situations. More detail will be provided regarding the necessary documentation upon discussion of a referral.
The in-person clinical interview(s) and psychological testing typically takes between 6-8 hours.
A lengthy assessment report is provided summarizing risk for re-offence and/or harm to a specific individual. It will highlight areas of strength as well as any areas in need of treatment intervention.
For More Information
If you are interested in more information about the types of forensic assessments offered at CFIR please contact the Forensic Service Consultant, Dr. Ainslie Heasman by clicking here.
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