Psychosexual and Sexual Risk Assessments . . .
"I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
A psychosexual assessment/sexual risk assessment is an assessment that focuses on an individual’s sexual development, sexual history, paraphilic interests, sexual adjustment, risk level, and victimology. Some components include objective measures such as sexual interest tests, clinical polygraph exams or other psychological testing. It also includes a full social history, familial history, employment/school history, case formulation, and specific treatment recommendations. The assessment greatly assists attorneys and courts (prior to sentencing for adults), foster care and social service agencies that work with adults who have engaged in illegal or dangerous sexual behavior, sexually reactive children or adolescents who have engaged in problem sexual behavior.