Upcoming Conference: Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: Theory, Research, and Evidence Based Practice

There is a conference coming up sponsored by Lancaster County Children’s Alliance (LCCA) entitled “Children with Sexual Behavioral Problems: Theory, Research, and Evidence Based Practice” with Brian Allen, Psy. D. as the speaker.  The conference will take place on June 16, 2015 from 8:30am-5pm at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA.  Cost is $50 per person.  5.5 Continuing education credits has been applied for from the NASW-PA Chapter ($15 for NASW members, $25 for non-members).

 For registration please visit www.LancasterCountyChildrensAlliance.com or you can contact Kari Stanley, LCCA Program Supervisor, at 717-544-7972 or knstanle@lghealth.org.


Pre-teen children with sexual behavior problems (SBP) are a historically understudied and poorly understood population. This training will present an overview of the current knowledge regarding prevalence, stability, and impact of SBP’s among children. Briefly, current research on the etiology of SBP’s will be discussed and placed within currently accepted theoretical concepts. A primary emphasis of the training will be on the assessment and treatment of children with SBP’s with emphasis on a cognitive-behavioral group treatment program with application to individual cases, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Case demonstrations will be provided. The information will be presented in lecture format with hand-outs as supporting material.

Participants will analyze the current research and prominent theoretical perspectives on SBP’s among children; assess the utility of evidence-based assessments and treatment programs for children with SBP’s; evaluate how specific therapeutic techniques can be integrated into clinical practice for children displaying sexual behavior problems.