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Specialty Clinics Centre for Addiction
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Sexual Behaviours Clinic

CAMH’s Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) provides services for people with sexual behaviours or urges that may have resulted in personal and/or legal difficulties. The clinic provides several services, including:

  1. Assessment
  2. Individual & Group Counselling
  3. Family Counselling
  4. Consultation to other agencies and professionals
  5. Pharmacological assessment and treatment related to sex drive

Who We Are

Our team includes professionals from psychiatry, psychology, sexology, social work, and other disciplines.

Whom We Serve

The clinic only provides services to individuals over the age of 18. Our clients typically include:

  1. People who have been convicted of a sexual offence and are serving community sentences (this includes contact offences, child pornography offences, and other non-contact offences);
  2. People who are on formal mental health diversion through the court for a sexual-related offence;
  3. People who are distressed by their sexual interest and/or behaviours {this includes both legal, (i.e., excessive masturbation and pornography use), and illegal, (i.e., an interest in child pornography)];
  4. People with intellectual disabilities and those with concurrent mental illness and/or substance abuse issues, who are experiencing challenges with their sexual behaviour (this includes people with or without criminal convictions).

Importantly, we also provide services to the families of people who have been convicted of sexual offences.  A referral is not required for this service and individuals who are interested in this service may contact the clinic directly.

The clinic caters to diverse cultural and linguistic communities.  CAMH interpretation services are provided for clients as needed for both assessment and treatment.

* We do not accept referrals where the main referral question is related to gender identity.  Please contact Access CAMH for gender identity referral questions at 416-535-8501, press 2 or via fax at 416-979-6815.

How to Access Services

Clients can be referred to the Sexual Behaviours Clinic by a physician, probation officer, or court mental health diversion case worker.  To determine the most appropriate treatment options, an assessment includes a clinical interview and may include phallometric testing. For more information regarding assessments, please call the clinic and/or review the document describing the assessment process.

Probation officers & court mental health diversion case workers, please fill out the following form in addition to the referral form: - Legal History Form - Sexual Behaviours Clinic (PDF)

Individuals referred by physicians and by parole/probation offices will be assessed only at the conclusion of any outstanding legal issues related to sexual behaviour.  Please note that our clinic does not conduct in-depth risk assessments for sexual offending/re-offending.  These assessments can be conducted by CAMH’s Psycho-legal clinic or a community provider.

How to Reach Us

Sexual Behaviours Clinic
250 College Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON., Canada
M5T 1R8

Intake Coordinator (please contact for information about making a referral, or for information about assessment & treatment services available at the SBC)
Tel: 416-535-8501 ext. 30799
e-mail: sbc@camh.ca

Administrative Assistant (please contact for all information after a referral is made, including changing appointments)
Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext: 34886
email: sbc@camh.ca

Manager
Ms. Taya Jones
Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext: 32523
e-mail: Taya.Jones@camh.ca

Clinic Head/Medication
Dr. Scott Woodside, LLB, MD, FRCPC
Tel: 416 535-8501 ext. 34708
e-mail: Scott.Woodside@camh.ca

If you have questions, concerns or compliments about services at CAMH, please call the Client Relations Service at: Tel: 416 835-8501 ext. 32028 or ext. 32027

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