Sex Offender Evaluation

At times, attorneys and their clients may find it useful to have a Sex Offender Evaluation to assess an individual’s risk of recidivism. Courts commonly use these evaluations to help make determinations about sentencing. Such evaluations should be conducted by professionals knowledgeable and specifically trained for use of the clinical and actuarial assessment tools available for this referral question. This evaluation consists of several hours of interview and evaluation, resulting in a written report offered in confidence to the client’s attorney.

Clinicians

Robert J. Baird, M. Div., M.S.W., Ph.D.

Clinical services include: psychological assessment/evaluative services and individual or couples counseling. Dr. Baird’s approach to treatment is brief, solution-focused counseling. Corporate services include evaluations to assist businesses with employee selection and promotion decisions.

Julia Cunningham, M.A., Psy.D.

Therapy services include diagnostic assessment, depression, anxiety disorders and relationship/marital difficulties. Evaluation services include forensic evaluations, therapy on forensic populations, and running groups focused on forensic issues.

Jeffery T. Kieliszewski, M.A., Ph.D.

Services include a full range of forensic psychological services for attourneys and courts, individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing and evaluation, ADHD testing, staff training, clinical supervision, and consultation.

Ronald L. Vanderbeck, Psy.D.

Throughout life's journey we all face challenges and stress. Sometimes we carry heavy burdens that can seem overwhelming. There is heartache, loss, and uncertainty. On a positive note, every crisis is an opportunity for good. So, no matter what life challenges you are facing, there is always hope. Dr. Vanderbeck brings a compassionate approach to helping people solve problems. He specializes in addiction, adoption, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Spiritual/Christian counseling. Dr. Vanderbeck also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of child sexual abuse and physical abuse, sexual addiction and sexual offenders. He consults with attorneys, pastors, and professional organizations.

Robert Baird

Robert Baird,M.Div.,M.S.W.,Ph.D.

 

Education:

Hope College - B.A.
Western Theological Seminary - M.DIV.
Grand Valley State University - M.S.W.
Union Institute & University - Ph.D.

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist
State of Michigan
Ordained Minister, Reformed Church in America

 

After serving in the parish ministry for fifteen years, Dr. Baird made the transition into the clinical field after earning a Master of Social Work and then a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. With his unique combination of degrees and experience, Dr. Baird's practice involves clinical, forensic, and organizational psychology. Within the clinical area, Dr. Baird provides evaluative and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Areas of clinical expertise include marital and relationship counseling; individual treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, as well as PTSD. For his corporate clients, Dr. Baird conducts comprehensive evaluations to assist businesses with employee selection and promotion decisions.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drrbaird@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Julia Cunningham

Julia Cunningham, M.A., Psy.D.

 

Education:

Drake University - B.A
Illinois School of professional psychology- M.A.
Illinois School of professional psychology - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Therapy Services: Dr. Cunningham has been conducting both individual and group therapy since graduating with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004. She has expertise in diagnostic assessment, as well as working with individuals living with depression, anxiety disorders, relationship/marital difficulties, and a variety of other mental health or environmental concerns. Dr. Cunningham’s therapeutic method is to address each client with a therapeutic approach that meets their individual needs.

 

Evaluation Services: Dr. Cunningham attained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a major in Forensic Psychology in 2004. Since then, she has worked for both state and county government conducting forensic evaluations, conducting therapy on a forensic population, and running groups focused on forensic issues (i.e. competency restoration, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity therapy groups, etc.). Dr. Cunningham has also conducted many sex offender evaluations that specifically address the issue of risk for future recidivism. While working for county government in the Chicagoland area, she also became an approved sex offender evaluation provider for the Illinois Attorney General’s Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drjcunningham@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Matthew Clark, Psy.D

Matthew Clark, Psy.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Clark is a Fully Licensed, Doctoral Level, Clinical Psychologist with a Specialization in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Psychological Testing. Dr. Clark also sees children and adults for psychotherapy. He provides supportive psychotherapy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender teenagers and adults. Dr. Clark was trained at Two Premier Pediatric Developmental Centers in Chicago and New York City. He was a NAEYC accredited Preschool Teacher in Chicago while completing his Masters and Doctorate. He was also a Mental Health Consultant for NYC Early Childhood Centers and Preschools funded by partly by John F. Kennedy Jr.'s, Robin Hood Foundation.

He is often interviewed on Local Television and Radio Stations Concerning Child and Adult Mental Health Issues.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drmclark@hresource.com

 

Robert Fuller

Thomas C. Fuller, M.A., Ph.D.

 

Education:

University of Michigan - B.A
Western Michigan University- M.A.
Michigan State University - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Experience:

30 years of experience solving problems for adults and adolescents. Cognitive-behavior therapy for depression, anxiety and panic, grief and loss, sexuality, substance abuse, self-defeating behavior, and coping with chronic health problems. Marriage counseling for couples with conflicts, infidelity, infertility, and other stresses. Post-divorce parenting coordination services. Psychological evaluations for emotional disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, employment problems. Neuropsychological evaluations for head injury, dementia, competence and mental capacity, chronic pain, etc.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drtfuller@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Amy Jarchow

Amy L. Jarchow, M.S., Ph.D.

 

Education:

Hope College - B.A
Idaho State University - M.S.
Idaho State University - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Experience:

Dr. Jarchow has been in private practice since obtaining her doctoral degree in 2004. She provides both evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy services include individual, couples, and family-based interventions with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral strategies to address depression and anxiety symptoms and/or mindfulness based skills to improve stress management and overall quality of life. Assessment services include diagnostic evaluation of behavioral and emotional functioning, personality dysfunction, attentional problems, and learning difficulties.

For further information about Dr. Jarchow, please visit her profile on Psychology Today:
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/54097

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drajarchow@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Jeff Kieliszewski

Jeffery T. Kieliszewski, M.A., Ph.D.

 

Education:

Grand Valley State University - B.A
Roosevelt University - M.A.
University of Iowa - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Experience:

Dr. Kieliszewski offers a full range of forensic psychological services including evaluations for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sex offending risk assessment, potential for violence risk assessment, juvenile competency, and family court issues/child custody/parental rights. Other areas of practice: Individual and group psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, psychological testing and evaluation, ADHD testing, staff training, clinical supervision, consultation to criminal justice agencies and attorneys. Special interests: forensic records review and consultation, occupational related stress and adjustment, psychotherapy with substance abusers in recovery, correction officer stress, mental health disability.


Outside of his clinical practice, Dr. Kieliszewski has also consulted to television

and film production companies, most recently serving as a consultant and

appearing on camera for programs that have aired on the National Geographic

Channel and the Discovery Channel.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drjeff@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today

Discovery Channel Curiosity Series: Brainwashed

Forensic Psychology: The Real World of CSI

Child Abuse Prevention Panel
Omar Mangrum

Omar L. Mangrum, M.A., Ed.D.

 

Education:

Western Michigan University - B.S
Western Michigan University - M.A
Western Michigan University - Ed.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

Certified Biofeedback Practitioner, State of Michigan

Diplomate: American Board of Psychological Specialties

 

Experience:

Individual, Marital & Family Therapy. Extensive experience with health related issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, chronic pain and smoking cessation. Treatment strategies include traditional and behavioral psychotherapy techniques, biofeedback, and hypnosis. Testing and evaluation services are also available. Practicing in West Michigan since 1978 with downtown offices in Grand Rapids and Big Rapids.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: dromangrum@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Matthew Ready

Matthew M. Ready, M.S.W. CAADC

 

Education:

Hope College - B.A
Grand Valley State University - M.S.W

Licensure:

Board of social work, Masters Social Worker Clininical and Macro License, State of Michigan

Certified School of Social Worker, State of Michigan

Certified Dept. of Tranportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOTSAP)

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

 

 

Experience:

18 years of child welfare experience with emphasis on attachment issues, abuse/neglect, sexual victimization and offender issues, adolescent identity and life skills/vocational/educational issues, adjustment disorders, ODD and Conduct Disorders. Experience within both the juvenile neglect and delinquent systems. Individual, family, and group therapy within these arenas. Recent practice emphasis on adolescent and adult anger management skill development (individual and group), substance abuse treatment (individual and group), grief and loss issues, personality disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Vast Employee Assistance Programming and School Social Work experience.


As a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOTSAP), my practice experience includes extensive contract substance abuse assessment and treatment services for Sobriety and Drug Court misdemeanor and felony cases.

Consistent with Court requirements, I provide clients with an extensive substance abuse assessment to determine their appropriate type of treatment and directly service clients in the capacity of individual and group therapy as dictated by their assessment.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: mready@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Robert Shaffer

Robert J. Shaffer, M.A., Ph.D.

 

Education:

Monteith College - B.A with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Michigan State University - M.A
Michigan State University - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Experience:

Child psychology, school issues, children with serious medical problems, adolescent behavior issues, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, assessment and therapy, and family counseling. Individual and marital counseling. Past president of West Michigan Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. Hospital privileges at Butterworth, Blodgett, and Forest View. 20 years of experience.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drrjshaffer@gmail.com

 

Thomas Spahn

Thomas M. Spahn, M.S.W., Ed.D.

 

Education:

University of Notre Dame - B.A
Western Michigan University - M.S.W
Western Michigan University - Ed. D.

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
College of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate: American Board of Psychological Specialties

 

A significant part of Dr. Spahn’s practice is providing psychological evaluations. His belief that family experiences either built or compromised personal strengths has led to his work providing Family Forensic Assessments in the areas of parental capacity, custody/parenting, foster care/adoption etc. He also administers psychological Independent Medical Exams to assist in disability determination.


A final area grew from his work studying the “other side” of a veteran’s military experience—leadership. This fostered research into leadership models and the process of using corporate psychological assessments to identify attributes of sound business leadership candidates.


Dr. Spahn’s maturity has influenced new interests in individuals who are approaching or experiencing the later chapters of their careers or lives. Traumas can reemerge, problematic family patterns continue, depression and anxiety can result from the real issues of changes in lifestyle, family relationships, finances, health etc. Any shared interests in gun dogs, grand children, sailing, fly fishing, guitars or making furniture from old wood is always a treat.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drtspahn@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Thomas Spahn

Thomas M. Spahn, M.S.W., Ed.D.

 

Education:

University of Notre Dame - B.A
Western Michigan University - M.S.W
Western Michigan University - Ed. D.

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
College of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate: American Board of Psychological Specialties

 





This grew to become The Corporate Psychological Assessment, which uses a directed interview, appropriate psychological instruments and report/consultation that becomes a source of information for Human Resource functions such as employee selection, promotion, management development, team formation, performance assessment etc. The goal is to enhance the probability of success through seeking a sound fit between the employee, role and corporate culture. Dr.Spahn"s practice has grown to offering other services such as consultation, team development, employee counseling, succession planning etc.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drtspahn@hresource.com

 

Links and resources:  

Psychology Today
Ron Vanderbeck

Ronald L. Vanderbeck, Psy.D.

 

Education:

Hope College
Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
Accreditation in Child Protective Services




Experience:

Dr. Vanderbeck began his clinical training at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Hospital. He then served as a therapist with the YWCA Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Center. Subsequently, he established the Sexual Self Control Treatment program at Human Resource Associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also the co-founder of the Hope and Healing Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of child sexual abuse and physical abuse, sexual addiction and sexual offenders. He consults with attorneys, pastors, and professional organizations. Ron has been working in the field of sexual recovery since graduating from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. His undergraduate degree is from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Ron is married and has one son.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drrvanderbeck@hresource.com

 

Don VanOstenberg

Don L. VanOstenberg, M.A., Ph.D.

 

Education:

Calvin College - B.A
Michigan State University - M.A
Michigan State University - Ph.D

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
Certified Council for the National Register of Health Service providers in Psychology
Diplomate: American Board of Psychological Specialties

Experience:

38 years as a practicing psychologist in Grand Rapids serving corporations, churches, institutions, and individuals. Currently focusing on personnel selection, leadership development, and organizational change. Available for individual counseling, executive coaching, and consultation to attorneys on forensic issues.

 

Contact Information:  

Phone: (616) 458-0692

E-Mail: drdvanostenberg@hresource.com