Dr. Maram is an authority
in the field of sexual abuse.
For more than twenty
years, he has provided treatment, evaluations, expert testimony,
and training in this area of specialization. As an evaluator, he
provides assistance to defense and prosecution counsel in civil,
criminal, and administrative law cases.
Dr. Maram serves on the
Orange County Adult and Juvenile Courts Expert Panel and the Sex
Offender Commitment Program for the Department of Mental Health.
Along with his highly trained therapists, Dr. Maram provides state-of-the-art
evaluations and treatment for individuals alleged or found to have
sexually abused others.
These evaluations include
a comprehensive battery of psychological testing as well as the
use of psychophysiological testing to objectively measure and individual's
sexual interests. These tests include the Abel Assessment for
sexual interest, penile plethysmograph (phallometry), and clinical
polygraph examination. Additionally, risk assessments are conducted
utilizing the most recent actuarial tools developed by researchers
in the field of sexual recidivism.
In recent years, Dr.
Maram has conducted scientific research measuring deviant sexual
interest and arousal among alleged and admitted sex offenders utilizing
phallometry and the Abel Assessment for sexual interest.
Dr. Wesley Maram has
been facilitating group treatment for sexual offenders since 1979.
He has been a licensed psychologist since 1984, and prior to that
he was a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor. He currently conducts
psychological evaluations for attorneys both for defense and prosecution,
the Department of Mental Health, the Attorney General's Office,
the Regional Center, and other psychologists. He is an active member
in professional organizations that support research and training
for the treatment of sexual abusers and victims. Dr. Maram is also
intimately involved in the supervision and training of the S.O.S.
The S.O.S. Treatment
Team consists of additional licensed psychologists, doctoral-level
psychological assistants working towards licensure, and licensed
marriage and family therapists. The therapists have extensive training
in general counseling as well as sex-offender-specific treatment.
The S.O.S. team is a group of highly qualified professionals that
utilize a team approach to ensure that clients receive the most