Tips & Techniques to Address Problematic Sexual Behavior

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Sexual Behavior

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

3 CE Hours
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Liana Lowenstein

Certified TF-CBT Therapist

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. Her 15 books are used by mental health professionals all over the world. She is a dynamic speaker who has provided trainings throughout North America and abroad, including China, South Africa, Israel, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Slovenia. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
This three-part webinar series moderated by Liana Lowenstein will present a mix of theory and innovative child and play therapy techniques to address challenging clinical issues. Whether you are a beginning or seasoned child or play therapist, this training will better equip you to deal with some of the toughest clinical issues including dysregulation, problematic sexual behavior, encopresis, and enuresis.

Each three-hour webinar features interviews between Liana Lowenstein and leaders in the field. Liana offers live commentary and weaves together the speaker’s key concepts. You will learn innovative approaches and creative child and play therapy techniques to work more effectively with children, teens, and families.

About the 3 Part Series
This course can be taken as a standalone or as part of the complete series (9 CE total)
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Diana Garza-Louis:
As child and play therapists encounter children referred for sexual behavior problems, it is important to keep in mind that young children (under age 12) are not considered “sex offenders.” Their sexual development is at a level where sexual impulses and sexual fantasies as seen in adolescents and adults are very different, and sexual intent for sexual gratification is often questionable. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy interventions help children increase awareness of thoughts and feelings and teaches skills to manage problematic sexual behavior.  

Juliet Fortino:
Many children with histories of sexual abuse struggle with problematic sexual behaviors. This training will review common symptoms and behaviors seen in child and play therapy sessions, as well as uniquely distinguishing characteristics of juvenile perpetrators versus sexually acting out children. Play therapy techniques specific to this population will be explored.
Original recording date: November 3, 2021 Length: 182 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Diana Garza-Louis:
  • Identify age-appropriate sexual behaviors and red flags to inappropriate sexual behaviors in children that need therapeutic intervention.
  • Implement tools to assess problematic sexual behavior.
  • Utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy techniques to assist children in managing problematic sexual behavior.
Juliet Fortino:
  • Identify problematic sexual behaviors commonly seen in therapy sessions.
  • Demonstrate at least 5 play therapy techniques for use with children who exhibit problematic sexual behavior. 
Diana Garza-Louis:
Garza-Louis, D. (2016). Playful cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with sexual behavior problems. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play therapy in middle childhood (pp. 99-113). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Gil, E., & Shaw, J. (2016). Children with sexual behavior problems in Handbook of child and adolescent group therapy. Routledge.

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2017). Children with sexual behavior problems: Improving Minnesota’s ability to provide identification and early intervention services through policy and practice recommendations. Retrieved from https://www.mncasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Children-with-Sexual-Behavior-Problems.pdf.

Juliet Fortino:
Gil, E. M. (2016). Using integrated directive and nondirective play interventions for abused and traumatized children. In L. A. Reddy, T. M. Files-Hall, & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Empirically based play interventions for children (p. 95–113). American Psychological Association

Ritzi, R. M., Ray, D. C., & Schumann, B. R. (2017). Intensive short-term child-centered play therapy and externalizing behaviors in children. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(1), 33–46.  

CE Details:
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)

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Passing Score and Retest Policy:
Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.

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Financial Declarations:
The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

APT Credits:
This training is approved by APT Approved Provider #20-610 for X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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Tips & Techniques to Address Problematic Sexual Behavior

Tips & Techniques to Address Problematic Sexual Behavior

Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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Training seems a bit dated in its perspectives, language and strategies.

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I learned alot of valuable information.

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Both presenters were very knowledgeable, training on sexual behaviors in the playroom should be a must for all play therapists!

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Great training, very useful information.

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Fantastic course!

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Devon Palmanteer, MS, MFT Associate

This training offered clear information and specific techniques. I found it very useful.

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Loved this training. Keep up the great work.

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Jenna S., Child & Adolescent Therapist

Very relevant and applicable information provided in each training I have taken. These trainings enrich therapeutic practice, and offer great insight into various areas of intervention & practice. This site is my go-to for ongoing CE trainings.

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