Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S, Psychologist
This 6 hour training is designed to help practitioners understand fundamental concepts underlying the treatment of sexually aggressive youth. It outlines basic concepts used in treatment with sexualIy aggressive youth as well as identifying factors to consider in individualizing treatment with this population. Indications and contraindications for various approaches are discussed within the context of factors presented by the client and influencing the sexually aggressive behavior. Treatment goals for working with this population are outlined. Techniques and approaches for addressing these goals are presented and discussed, including the use of homework assignments. It further provides some basic techniques for addressing resistance and denial. Content areas for treatment goals include safety planning, supervision, healthy sexual identity and behaviors, factors contributing to sexually aggressive behavior, victim empathy and victim impact, and relapse prevention planning. Because successful treatment involves the internalization of skills by the sexual aggressor, emphasis will be placed on approaches that help youth to internalize skills effectively and decrease risks for further sexual acting out. Lecture, discussion, and case examples will be utilized in presentation of this material.
- Understand the basic concepts and constructs for the treatment of sexually aggressive youth.
- Discuss treatment modalites used to individualize treatment.
- Learn techniques for helping sexually aggressive youth increase healthy sexual behavior including skills to increase emotional and cognitive awareness, altering learned patterns of behavior,victim empathy and safety planning.
- State and explain the components of an effective treatment program.
- Given relevant case information, be able to create relevant individualized treatment plans.
- Describe relapse prevention and be able to demonstrate the ability to create an appropriate safety plan.
- Identify and implement tecniques to facilitate skills related to increasing developmentally appropriate sexual behavior.
Factors to Consider for Treatment and Individualization of Treatment
Establishing Safety Planning
Developing a Healthy Sexual Identity
Gaining Insight into Sexual Acting Out Behavior
Developing Victim Empathy/Impact
Developing Socio-Sexualization Skills
Establishing a Relapse Prevention Plan
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
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