Experience and Qualifications
- PhD from an APA accredited institution
- Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Washington
- Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider
- 20 years of experience in providing evaluation and treatment services
- Conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations in a variety of civil and criminal contexts, including fitness for duty, disability, personal injury, competency to stand trial, mental status, and matters before the family court
- Conducted risk assessments, including sexual and domestic violence
- Conducted assessment of psychosexual functioning and deviancy for attorneys and various agencies and Boards, to assist with decision making/management
- Provided diagnostic and functional assessments to assist in treatment planning and delivery, and determinations of disability
- Provided treatment services to individuals with a variety of clinical needs and behavioral difficulties in institutional, correctional, and community settings
- Provided trainings and workshops in professional and academic settings
- Presented at academic and professional conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals
Recent Professional Presentations
Covell, C. (2016, February) Sexual Offending: Characteristics and Management. Invited presentation for the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Renton, WA.
Covell, C. (2015, November) Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Against Adults. Invited presentation for the Understanding Sexual Violence Program - Minnesota Judicial Branch, Minneapolis, MN.
Covell, C. & Wheeler, J. (2009, 2011) Ethics in Mental Health Care: Emerging issues and controversies. Invited presentation for Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA.
Wheeler, J & Covell, C. (2009, May). Recidivism Risk Reduction Therapy (3RT): The Clinical Integration of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Dynamic Risk Assessment into Treatment for Sexual Offenders Workshop presented at the 25th Annual Meeting for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Seattle, WA.
Wheeler, J & Covell, C. (2009, April). Recidivism Risk Reduction Therapy (3RT): Integrating dynamic risk factors into sexual offense treatment. Workshop presented at the Annual Joint Conference for the Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition and the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Marlborough, MA.
Wheeler, J & Covell, C. (2009, April). Separating therapeutic from forensic roles: Implications for sex offender specialists in correctional and/or community settings. Paper presented at the Annual Joint Conference for the Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition and the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Marlborough, MA.
Covell, C. & Wheeler, J. (2015). Personal Injury Evaluations. In R. Jackson & R. Roesch (Eds), Learning Forensic Assessment, Second Edition. Routledge.
Jackson, R., & Covell, C. (2013). Sex Offender Civil Commitment: Legal and Ethical Issues. In K. Harrison & B. Rainey (Eds), Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sexual Offender Treatment and Management. John Wiley &Sons.
Wheeler, J. & Covell, C. (2013). Recidivism Risk Reduction Therapy (3RT): Cognitive- Behavioral Approaches to Treating Sexual Offense Behavior. In R.C. Tafrate & D. Mitchell’s (Eds), Forensic CBT: A Practitioner’s Guide. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
Covell, C. & Wheeler, J. (2011) Application of the Responsivity Principle to Treatment of Sexual Offense Behavior. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 11 (1) 61-72.
Covell, C., Huss, M.T., and Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2007). Empathic deficits among male batterers: A multidimensional approach. Journal of Family Violence, 22 (3), 165-174.
Covell, C., & Wheeler, J. (2006, Fall). Revisiting the ‘Irreconcilable Conflict between Therapeutic and Forensic Roles’: Implications for sex offender specialists. American Psychology Law Society News, 26 (3), 6-8.
Huss, M.T., Covell, C., and Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2006). Clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of antisocial and psychopathic domestic violence perpetrators, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 13 (1), 59-85.
Scalora, M. J., Baumgartner, J. V., Zimmerman, W., Hatch-Maillette, M. A., Covell, C. N., Palarea, R. E., Krebs, J. A., & Washington, D. O. (2003). An epidemiological assessment of problematic contacts to members of Congress. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47(6), 1360-1364.
Scalora, M. J., Baumgartner, J. V., Zimmerman, W., Hatch-Maillette, M. A., Covell, C. N., Palarea, R. E., Krebs, J. A., & Washington, D. O. (2003). Risk factors for approach behavior toward the U.S. Congress. Journal of Threat Assessment, 2(2), 35-55.
Covell, C., and Scalora, M. (2002). Empathic deficits in sexual offenders: An integration of affective, social, and cognitive constructs. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A review journal, 7(3), 251 – 270.
Zamboanga, B., Covell, C., Kepple, S., Soto, R., and Parker, K. (2002). Caucasian students’ perceptions of affirmative action in graduate school admissions: Directions for programming and college personnel development. Journal of College Admissions, 176, 22 – 30.