Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach
November 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
About this Webinar:
This webinar is focused on increasing the knowledge base of all multidisciplinary team members on problematic sexual behavior. The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) defines children with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) as youth ages 12 and younger who engage in behaviors involving sexual body parts that are developmentally inappropriate and/or potentially harmful to self and others (Carpentier, Silovsky, Chaffin, 2005).
Focus is placed on disseminating information regarding the continuum of sexual behaviors, dispelling myths about children with problematic sexual behavior, and instilling hope in treating this population. Participants gain an increased understanding of appropriate language to use and feel more competent in encouraging appropriate next steps for treatment and safety planning with families. Evidence-based information regarding family engagement in treatment through Mary McKay’s work is incorporated throughout the webinar.
Learn what is normative vs. cautionary vs. problematic behavior in children and where such behaviors fall on the continuum.
Be able to differentiate between common misconceptions regarding children with problematic sexual behavior and what is supported by research.
Identify strategies for how to educate and engage professionals across disciplines to better serve children with problematic sexual behavior, their caregivers, and others impacted by the behavior.
Amanda Mitten, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Ms. Mitten received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014.
Her clinical experiences include evidence-based interventions for children with disruptive behavior disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other trauma-related disorders, children with problematic sexual behavior, and assessment of children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol. Ms. Mitten also serves as the program coordinator for CCAN’s Child Trauma Services Program (CTSP).
Dionna Weixel, M.S., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Ms. Weixel received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017.
Her clinical interests and work focus on providing evidence-based interventions for children with problematic sexual behaviors, disruptive behavior disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Ms. Weixel is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) for school-age and preschool children.
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Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 3, 2024.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2019-48770-30366.