Child Sexual Abuse Assessments:
These psychological assessments are narrowly focused on evaluating the possibility of past or present child sexual abuse. These assessments can involve the alleged victim of child sexual abuse, the child’s caretaker, the alleged perpetrator of the sexual abuse, and others that might assist in the discovery process. The assessment will involve several sessions (5-15) with the child in which specific interviewing methods are employed to explore the possibility of child sexual abuse. Although the purpose of this assessment is to explore possible sexual abuse, the paramount consideration is to prevent further harm to the child.
Typically, child sexual abuse assessments are referred to Family Options Counseling by the court system, by an advocate of the child, or the family. Due to the sensitive nature of these assessments, therapists are made available for ongoing psychological services for the child or family involved in potential child sexual abuse.
If you have further questions about Child Sexual Abuse Assessments, please contact Dr. Christina Diorio at