​​Appalachian Psychological Services

Scott A. R. Haas, M.D.

Sheri Lyn Rose Haas, M.A., LPP

Dr. Haas is a General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist who is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  He served as the Chief of Psychiatric Services and Medical Director for the Kentucky Department of Corrections for 14 years.  Afterwards, as Chief Medical Officer for the Bluegrass Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Board he served as the psychiatric administrator for outpatient services in 17 Kentucky counties and as Chief of Staff for Eastern State Hospital.  He has served as Commissioner for the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation and provided consultative services to the National Institute of Corrections, the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, the US Department  of Defense, the Criminal Justice Institute and many others.  Dr. Haas is published in the areas of behavioral health formulary management, cost-containment strategies, correctional health care staffing and electronic medical record keeping. He maintains a small private practice in eastern Kentucky with his wife Sheri.

Ms. Haas is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner with specialized training in Sex Offender Risk Assessment evaluations and additional expertise in the area of objective psychological testing and intelligence determination for both public and private agencies. She has served as staff psychologist and mental health coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Corrections Corporation of America. Most recently, she retired from the Kentucky Department of Corrections Sex Offender Risk Assessment Unit where she evaluated hundreds of convicted sex offenders and provided detailed written reports of risk to the courts for use in final sentencing. She is experienced in a wide range of psychological testing instruments relating to intelligence, personality assessment, diagnostics and risk for violence, for adult and juvenile populations. Ms. Haas has provided years of service to the courts and is comfortable consulting with attorneys and offering testimony. She currently provides psychological services to Corrections Corporation of America and maintains a small private practice in eastern Kentucky with her husband Scott.