The Edd Clinic provides forensic evaluations for a number of reasons
related to the legal system, job or family. These are usually requested
by the court or attorney and may include sex offender evaluations or risk assessments,
psychopathy assessments, substance
abuse evaluations, anger assessments or treatment for any of these.
The penile plethysmograph, also known as the PPG, is a diagnostic procedure
most commonly used in sex offender evaluations. It takes measures of
sexual arousal that assist in planning and treatment, such as for purposes
of rehabilitation. The PPG is most often included as part of a more comprehensive
sex offender evaluation.
You can click here to
read more about the PPG diagnostic tool.
Dr. Edd is a Registered Sex Offender Treatment Provider (RSOTP) and
is listed as such with the Council on Sex Offender Treatment of the Texas
Department of Health. He treats sex offenders in both group and
individual therapy. Sex offender evaluations consist of a comprehensive
psychosocial history, sexual history and testing.
Like eating, sex is a normal, pleasurable activity. Sexual activity
can also become compulsive and interfere with other activities of daily living
like job and relationships. It can cause problems on the job, destroy
relationships and become a maladaptive method of coping.
Anger Resolution Therapy
Anger is often a destructive force in our lives and relationships. The
purpose of anger management is to interrupt and change the destructive cycle. While
anger is a natural emotion, it can be harmful to self and others if expressed
in inappropriate ways. The objective of anger management therapy is
to find more appropriate expressions of anger and to decrease its
Dr. Edd is Proficiency in the Treatment
of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. With substance abuse, therapy focuses on
factors that contribute to the abuse and addictive cycles. Effort
is made to help the individual remain sober, functional and productive. This may involve a variety
of approaches and also bringing significant others into the person's support
Psychological testing is used for diagnostic accuracy. Intellectual
and personality tests give the clinicians information that assists in treatment. The
Edd Clinic administers psychological and neuropsychological testing to
answer questions that relate to a patient's treatment. It helps in
diagnosing various conditions and assessing cognitive functioning.
These tests may include pre-employment or fitness-for-duty evaluations.
An essential part
of many of Dr. Edd's evaluations is assessment of psychopathy.... Antisocial
Personality Disorder is described in DSM-IV simply as ‘a pervasive
pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins
in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood… This
pattern has also been referred to as psychopathy, sociopathy, or dyssocial
personality disorder’ (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, p.
The above information is not intended to be a complete description of
these disorders and their treatment. It is also not intended as a self-help
guide. It is only given to help you decide if your problem is one with
which Dr. Edd specializes. All therapy is individualized and your
therapy may not necessarily be carried out exactly as described above.
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