Service contracts with the Indiana Sex Offender Management and Monitoring Program are made with group practices, agencies or independent practitioners, but the actual providers themselves must be individually credentialed by the INSOMM program as qualified clinicians.
Providers must possess the minimum requirements, must interview with INSOMM Program administrative staff (contact the INSOMM Program Director of Community Services at 317-951-1984 to schedule an interview), and must submit an application for credentialing. The application should contain the following materials (as applicable):
- Copy of all advanced degrees pertinent to the INSOMM application.
- Copy of graduate transcript.
- Copy of current licenses and certifications.
- Copy of malpractice insurance for an amount equal to or greater than the minimum coverage required in Indiana.
Continuing Education Requirements:
- Providers must complete the designated minimum number of hours of Continuing Education each year in accordance with requirements of the provider’s professional discipline and licensure.
- Providers must document a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education in the field of sexual offender assessment and treatment methods every two years from accredited sex offender-specific workshops, conferences or seminars.
- Providers should maintain a list of pertinent books and research literature that have been read or consulted in the course of providing sex offender-specific services.
Clinical Skill Set:
- A written program description* demonstrating that the applicant is using recognized Best Practices in providing sex offender-specific treatment. At a minimum, the program description should address the following treatment components as supported by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) principles for the management of sexual abusers.
- Methodology and instruments used in evaluation and assessment.
- Cognitive therapy.
- Relapse prevention.
- Victim awareness.
- Social competence skills.
- Development of healthy relationships.
*Only one program description is required for a group or agency with more than one applicant. A separate program description is not required of each applicant in the group.
- Applicants must submit a minimum of three written references, who may also be contacted by telephone for verbal referencing verification.
Note: During the contract period, individual providers, who are accepted at the Associate level, are expected to demonstrate active pursuit of the credentials needed to progress to the Full Provider level.
Application Review and Approval Process
Following a successful applicant interview, a credentialing packet is provided to the applicant. The applicant is required to complete all necessary paperwork and forward the credentialing packet to Liberty Behavioral Health Corporation’s corporate office for review by a Credentialing Specialist. The Credentialing Specialist will then verify the applicant’s credentials (i.e., professional degrees, licenses, malpractice coverage), conduct telephonic interviews with references, and verify criminal background checks.
The INSOMM Program Executive Director or designee is responsible for reviewing each individual applicant’s relevant education, training and experience, and the quality of the applicant’s written program description and sample treatment plan.
If the applicant appears to meet the applicable requirements of the review, the Executive Director will approve the provider for inclusion in the network and will designate that the applicant has met the minimum requirements corresponding to his/her level as a Full or Associate provider status.
Upon completion of a contract with Liberty Behavioral Health Corporation, the community provider will then be eligible to receive INSOMM Program referrals.
Once approved as an INSOMM Program network provider, each provider is required to forward renewals of license/certification, CEU’s and insurance coverage as well as any significant changes in contact information (address, phone, etc.) to Liberty’s corporate office for re-credentialing on a bi-annual basis.