Snow Canyon Counseling, L.L.C. was formed in July 2005 in the State of Utah. The Partners are Michael Rigby, LCSW and Adam Boswell, CSW. Alpha Counseling & Treatment, Inc. was founded in September 2012 by Mace Warren, LCSW and Jeff Moore, LCSW. In 2015 Alpha Counseling & Treatment partnered with Snow Canyon Counseling to provide the Utah Department of Corrections with the most experienced, comprehensive, effective, evidenced-based, and economical treatment program for sexual offenders under the single company name of Alpha Counseling & Treatment, Inc. Alpha is the largest Utah Department of Corrections Approved Community provider for In-Prison, Residential, Outpatient and Continued Care sexual offense-specific services for parolees and probationers, and currently employs 37 clinicians with varying levels of licensure including LCSWs, LMFTs, and CMHCs. Alpha currently maintains several contracts with both county and state government entities and serves over 300 incarcerated clients annually. Alpha also retains multiple community-based contracts with both state and federal government agencies, as well as private- and insurance-pay outpatient offices, and serves over 500 justice-involved community-based clients annually. Alpha facilitates approximately 4000 groups for justice-involved per year. In 2017, Alpha completed 640 clients in programming across all treatment sites.
Alpha currently retains the following contracts:
Alpha provides in-prison treatment services for the Utah State Prison (USP). Alpha currently provides sex offender treatment services (SOTS) to over 150 inmates monthly. Services include individual and group psychotherapy; Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (AASI-3) testing; Static-99R and STABLE 2007 Risk Assessments; and, Sexual History Examination (SHE) and Maintenance Polygraph Examinations. SOTS are conducted in the following USP facilities: Promontory Correctional Facility; Lone Peak Correctional Facility; Olympus Correctional Facility; Timpanogos Correctional Facility. Dr. Victor Kersey, Ph.D. (435.851.0501) and Greg Hendrix (801.656.8092) are points of contact for this contract.
Alpha currently retains the contract with the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC) and the Utah Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P) for intensive inpatient residential SOTS at the Bonneville Community Corrections Center (BCCC) and the Northern Utah Community Corrections Center (NUCCC). In addition to similar SOTS provided at USP, Alpha is responsible for conducting case management services designed to broker community services to clients transitioning to the community. BCCC and NUCCC combined have approximately 80 clients served monthly. Dan Chestnut (801.330.8946) is the point of contact at BCCC, and Andrew McCain (801.627.7845) is the point of contact at NUCCC.
Alpha currently retains the contract with AP&P for onsite SOTS at their Salt Lake City (SLC) Region III office location. In addition to the aforementioned services for other contracts, Alpha is responsible for serving primarily indigent, lower functioning, and physically disabled offenders on this contract. Additionally, Alpha clinicians work directly with AP&P Agents for fidelity reviews of clients’ adherence to community supervision conditions. This program serves approximately 60 clients every month. Dan Chestnut (801.330.8946) is the point of contact for this contract.
Alpha currently retains the contract with the United States Probation Office (USPO) for SOTS in Weber, Salt Lake, Utah, and Tooele Counties. SOTS is being provided to federal defendants and offenders every week. Services include psychological testing and reports; sexual offense-specific evaluation and reports; case management services; individual counseling; group counseling; family counseling; treatment readiness groups; chaperone training and support; client transportation expenses; and, clinical polygraph exam and reports. Hugh Watt (801.535.2792) is the primary point of contact for this contract.
Alpha maintains a positive work atmosphere by maintaining respect for fellow employees.
Alpha currently retains the contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) sex offender services. The FBOP offers treatment, management, and psycho-educational opportunities for individuals with a history of sexual offense/s. This is done through a stratified treatment model where volunteers are referred to high or moderate-intensity tracks based on risk factors. Programs are designed to match the delivery of treatment services to the unique characteristics of the offender (learning style, intelligence level, etc). Individuals who engage in conduct relevant to their history of sexual offending while incarcerated (e.g., offenders who collect pictures of children), may be referred to a SOMP where Correctional Management Plans (CMP) are implemented. Sex offender services include the following: Sex Offender Intake; Sex Offender Specific Evaluation and Report; Penile Plethysmograph and Report; Polygraph Exam and Report; Polygraph Maintenance or Monitoring Test and Report; Abel Assessment for Sexual Interests; Sex Offender Individual Counseling; Sex Offender Group Counseling; and, Sex Offender Family Counseling. Barbara Martinez (972.730.8946) is the primary contact for this contract.
Alpha currently retains the Clinical Inmate Mental Health Services contract with the Weber County Correctional Facility. Alpha clinicians provide acute crisis intervention and risk assessments for any inmate who, either verbally or through their behavior, is at risk of endangering their lives of the lives of others. Alpha clinicians have an understanding and comply with the standard of care established for risk assessments. After an assessment, Alpha clinicians make recommendations regarding the care of the inmate, including the recommended level of supervision and housing placement. Additionally, Alpha clinicians conduct mental health evaluations, and mental health treatment focused on crisis intervention during periods of acute inmate distress. Lt. Brian Baggs (801.791.9798) is the primary point of contact for this contract.
Alpha currently retains the contract with Davis County Correctional Facility for Life Skills and Thinking for a Change treatment. Alpha provides individual eight-week Life Skills classes focused on parenting, self-esteem, and anger management. Additionally, Alpha provides Thinking for a Change classes for the duration of the curriculum. Tyrelle Stuntz (801.451.4200) is the primary point of contact for this contract.
Alpha currently retains the contract with the Second District Juvenile Court to provide juvenile sex offender treatment services. Alpha provides Level One and Two treatment consistent with the Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS) including an initial intake screen, individual, group, family therapy, and parenting groups based on the individual treatment needs and assessed treatment level of the client. Alpha also completes Sexual Behavioral Risk Assessments designed to assess both static and dynamic risk, as well as responsivity factors that would affect treatment, and make appropriate recommendations based on the level of care identified for each client. Gini Hegefield (801.334.4700) is the primary contact for this contract.
Alpha provides in-prison treatment services for the Wyoming Department of Corrections at three locations in Wyoming: Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution; Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp; and, Wyoming Women’s Correctional Center. Alpha currently provides sex offender treatment services (SOTS) to over 100 inmates monthly. Services include individual and group psychotherapy; Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (AASI-3) testing; Static-99R and STABLE 2007 Risk Assessments; and, Sexual History Examination (SHE) and Maintenance Polygraph Examinations.