Therapy for kids and teens who are acting out with problematic sexual behavior
Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) is evidence-based therapy for boys and girls with problematic sexual behavior and their families. Although most people think that children with problematic sexual behavior have a history of trauma, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or witnessing domestic violence, but that is not always the case. PSB-CBT is designed to reduce or eliminate incidents of problematic sexual behavior. Not only does are the child and therapist involved in the work, but also it requires weekly caregiver attendance and active participation, monitoring and supporting the child’s application of skills between sessions, and ongoing assessment of child progress in treatment.
The main parts of PSB-CBT include rules about sexual behavior and boundaries; abuse prevention skills and safety planning; emotional regulation and coping skills; impulse-control and problem-solving skills for children; developmentally appropriate sexual education; social skills and peer relationships; and acknowledgment of sexual behavior, apology, and making amends.
Caregivers will also be trained to to prevent and respond to problematic sexual behavior and other behavior problems. They will learn how children develop psychologically and emotionally, change any misconceptions regarding problematic sexual behavior and implications for the child; boost communication with the child about sexual behavior and development; and increase support of children’s use of coping and decision-making skills.
Dayna takes a very charged and potentially scary and embarrassing subject and, in a matter of fact, judgement-free way, helps children and parents move forward from problematic sexual behavior. Call today for a free 15 minute consultation to explore how you can help your child break free from problematic sexual behavior. Dayna Stein 908-907-3636