Clinical Polygraph Examinations for
Post Convicted Sex Offenders:
offers two 40-hour advanced polygraph examiner courses each year to meet the
requirements of the American Polygraph association (APA) and the American
Society of Testing and Measurements (ASTM).
The 40-hour PCSOT courses are usually held during each April and
November and are designed to qualify graduates to administer court ordered
polygraph testing of sex offenders as a court supervision and treatment tool.
The MICJ staff will present 3 1/2 days of polygraph testing of sex offenders and John T. Griffith, a licensed Psychologist and former Chief of Polygraph, U. S. Postal Service, will present one 1 &1/2 days in the treatment of offenders and role of the polygraph examiner. Topics covered include: Objectives of Sex Offender Testing, History & Development and the Role of Polygraph, Polygraph Techniques and Formats, Therapist/Treatment Provider Roles and Issues, Maintenance & Monitoring Procedures & Techniques, Specific Issue Testing, Coordination of the Court, Probation/Parole Officer, Interview/Interrogation, Verification Tests, and Report Writing.
The APA PCSOT Certification test will be available to APA members who successfully complete this course. Non-APA members will be awarded an MICJ diploma.
registration is required and seating is limited to 20 attendees. A notebook
and handout material will be provided. Diplomas will be awarded to attendees
who attend all 40 hours and who successfully complete a comprehensive required
final examination. Arrangements
will be made for an APA representative to proctor the APA written test for
PCSOT to meet APA requirements. Contact
MICJ directly for additional information,
dates and registration procedures.