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Patients seeking treatment at the "National Institute" are first evaluated here to determine the most appropriate plan of treatment. Referrals for evaluation are accepted by telephone, by regular mail and by E-mail from patients, medical, social service or legal professionals. Once a referral has been made, the prospective patient will be forwarded an application packet. After the application, associated paperwork and deposit for services have been returned to the Clinic, an appointment for evaluation will be scheduled. When evaluating patients, strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with Maryland State law.


Persons with Sexual Disorders (Including Offenders)

Pertinent psychiatric and legal background information, as requested on the Clinic application form, should be forwarded in advance of initial assessment. Pertinent legal information requested includes documentation of prior arrests (if any), offense reports regarding any current charges (if any), copies of statements by alleged victims and other information deemed appropriate.

Generally, evaluation requires approximately 5 hours and is scheduled by appointment only. An extensive clinical history is taken, and psychological tests are administered. The majority of outpatient evaluations are performed at "The National Institute." Some are done at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Some patients are referred for additional inpatient assessment at Johns Hopkins. While hospitalized, as part of this extended assessment, inpatients ordinarily begin (or continue) attending outpatient group therapy sessions at "The National Institute."

Ordinarily, the evaluator(s) will discuss conclusions and recommendations with the patient once an assessment has been completed. One half of the fee for service must be paid in advance and the other half at the time of the outpatient assessment itself. These fees are nonrefundable. Evaluation reports are provided (upon release of information from the patient) to referring professionals. If court testimony is desired, arrangements must be made well in advance of the anticipated court date. The clinic does not act as advocate in court, but instead strives to provide objective testimony.