Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems
Manufacturer: Safer Society Press
A Workbook for Youths and Their Families with Practical Guidelines for Therapists
by Rene McCreary, Ed.S., LPC
There are many workbooks for young people in treatment for sexual behavior problems. What makes this workbook different is that it is also for caregivers of such youths. It is intended to be used by the clinician with both the young client and his or her caregiver.
This can be an effective approach for therapists working with youth who have acted out in minor ways and who are not in need of more intensive care. The workbook may also be useful with those who have used technology in sexually problematic ways, youths with different types of developmental or social delays, and youths with characteristics on the autism spectrum, to name a few. Chapters cover topics that have been identified in research to be important when working with these clients. This approach is designed to be short-term and flexible, in order to balance the needs and limitations of both families and treatment providers.
Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems incorporates guidelines for the clinician.
The workbook is divided into eight Sessions:
- Session 1: Assessment and Safety Planning
- Session 2: Boundaries
- Session 3: Feelings Identification
- Session 4: Distress Tolerance
- Session 5: Impulse Control
- Session 6: Cognitive Distortions
- Session 7: Family Team Building
- Session 8: Sexuality
A final section is designed to encourage an open dialog about pornography. The Sessions are intended to be supportive, fun, skill-building and non-shaming.
About the author
Rene McCreary, Ed.S., LPC Rene McCreary has been working for over three decades with families and individuals who have been impacted by sexual abuse. She has worked as a therapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings, has been a trainer and consultant for Practical Parenting Partnerships and a therapist with the National Center for Trauma Based Disorders.
Ms. McCreary spent a decade as the Director of Counseling at a rape crisis center where she worked with counselors, social workers, interns and fellows to provide care to individuals across the continuum of sexual abuse: children and adolescents who had experienced sexual abuse; children with problematic sexual behaviors and adolescents with illegal sexual behaviors; adults who had experienced sexual abuse and assault; and adults who had been charged with sex crimes. During this time, Rene’s work with a multidisciplinary team in the K.C. Metro area helped develop a regional program for youth with problematic sexual behaviors and their families. She has conducted scholarly research on both the impact of being used in the production of child pornography and the issue of problematic sexual behaviors in children.
by Rene McCreary, Ed.S., LPC
100 pages, paperback, 8.5" by 11"