Treating Intellectually Disabled Adolescents with Sexual Behavior Problems

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training and CE certificate: $100.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology*
*Social Workers and Counselors: We have applied for CE credits from other accrediting agencies.

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

Adolescents with intellectual disabilities who exhibit problematic sexual behaviors are a diverse group. Their cognitive and neurodevelopmental challenges are reflected in a wide array of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral impairments that frequently combine with comorbid psychiatric conditions. While the specific research on effectively assessing and treating intellectually disabled youths exhibiting problematic sexual behavior remains sparse, incorporating approaches from outside the field of treating problematic sexual behaviors can serve to improve our effectiveness. It can also broaden our understanding of the challenges these adolescents may face in various treatment interventions.

This workshop will focus on the overarching principles associated with the effective assessment and treatment of intellectually disabled youths exhibiting problematic sexual behaviors while identifying specific treatment needs and treatment interventions for some of the different constellations of social, emotional, and cognitive difficulties that may be presented by these youths.

Training Topics Include:
1) The scope of the problems involved in assessing and treating youths with intellectual disabilities and problematic sexual behavior
2) Factors influencing the development of problematic sexual behaviors in young people with ID
3) Assessment issues and obstacles in working with intellectually disabled youths and their families
4) Core elements in the treatment of intellectually disabled children and adolescents engaged in problematic sexual behavior
5) Individualizing treatment modalities and approaches in working with intellectually disabled youths engaged in problematic sexual behavior

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Identify key concerns and adaptations to consider in assessing intellectually disabled adolescents.
2) Describe core concepts for treating children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
3) Apply treatment interventions for adolescents who present with different types of learning disabilities.
4) Identify options and resources necessary for facilitating healthy sexual development and positive sexual behaviors for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
5) Demonstrate strategies to address psychiatric comorbidity.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $100. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC
Director of Assessment and Research, Whitney Academy

Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC is the Director of Assessment and Research at the Whitney Academy in East Freetown, MA. He has over 35 years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families working extensively with sexually and physically aggressive youth. Over the past 30 years, his primary focus has been on issues of trauma and attachment difficulties, and he has authored several articles and book chapters on treating children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems. Mr. Creeden was a member of the committee that developed the Adolescent Treatment Guidelines for ATSA (The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers). Mr. Creeden is an ATSA Fellow and the board Chair of MASOC. He has been a Teaching Fellow at Boston College, an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and a guest faculty at the Boston University School of Social Work and the Simmons School of Social Work Advanced Training Program in Trauma-Focused Treatment. Mr. Creeden trains and consults both nationally and internationally to schools, youth service, community, forensic services and mental health service agencies.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals

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