This workshop will present creative therapeutic techniques for working with sexually abused and sexually reactive children. A “sexually reactive” child, typically under the age of 12, has been prematurely sexualized and is exhibiting sexualized behaviors inappropriate for his/her age. Sexually reactive behaviors are typically a response to trauma and are one of many trauma symptoms that children may be experiencing. This workshop will discuss sexually reactive behaviors and describe experiential, art, and play therapy interventions that are developmentally appropriate and address such topics as healthy boundaries, trauma, feelings identification and expression, coping skills, and self-esteem.
- Define and describe “sexually reactive” behavior
- Practice techniques to reduce anxiety and express emotions
- Plan and apply techniques for treatment with sexually reactive and traumatized children
CE Hours: 3
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jill Anderson is a licensed psychologist with specific training with sexually reactive children and trauma. She has presented at the national NAPN conference eight times since 2006. In addition, she was invited to present at a conference in Texas (6th Annual Juvenile Sex Offender Management Conference) and was asked to write a chapter for an edited book (Anderson, J. & Berry-Ellis, L. (2011). A boundary program for sexually reactive children. In B. Schwartz (Ed.), The handbook of sex offender treatment. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.). Dr. Anderson has also presented at multiple other conferences on other child and family topic areas (play therapy interventions, healthy relationships, working with LGBTQ youth, etc). She has private practice offices in Decatur and Sugar Hill, GA. She specializes in treating trauma and sexually reactive behaviors, and enjoys working with children, teens, and adults who are dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Anderson earned her doctorate degree at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Atlanta Campus.
Registration Costs (per workshop):
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 21, 2016 to receive this rate.)
- $70: GPA Members
- $105: Non-members
- $20: GPA Student Members
Registration (After October 21, 2016)
- $80: GPA Members
- $115: Non-members
- $30: GPA Student Members
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All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 28, 2016. No refunds will be given after October 28, 2016.
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