Lincoln Regional Center - Whitehall Program
The psychology extern at the Whitehall adolescent sex offender program is responsible for administering, scoring, and writing results of all assessments for newly admitted youth. The extern is responsible for conducting intake risk assessments within 3 days of admission to the program as well as a more detailed follow-up psychological evaluation that includes personality, cognitive functioning, trauma, suicide, violence risk, and sex offense risk assessment issues. Other responsibilities include leading and facilitating CBT groups designed to help the adolescents build effective social skills and coping skills in order to prepare them for transition into public school or other community settings. If possible the extern attends and participates in the interdisciplinary team meetings.
Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN)
The Child Maltreatment Lab has access to the data collected through LONGSCAN, and can utilize this resource in our research efforts.