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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Sunday, November 9 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Using Play Therapy to Help Children Who Have Sexual Behavior Problems

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ROOM 809

The Boundary Project, a research-informed assessment and treatment program that offers a comprehensive, family-based approach for helping children with sexual behavior problems is introduced in this three-hour didactic session. We will explore play therapy strategies that can be applied in both assessment and treatment of young children, and provide a context for responding to sexually abusive youth in a purposeful way. Emphasis will be placed on decreasing high-risk behaviors; motivating parents and caretakers to provide careful supervision; and engaging these children in their own treatment. Using this approach, they can learn to identify and master their internal controls, regulate their affect, and understand their unique cues of impending problem behaviors. A variety of play therapy techniques and strategies designed for children to use with their caregivers will be discussed, along with mindfulness and CBT-based treatment strategies.   

Eligible for APT continuing education credits


Jennifer Shaw, PsyD

Jennifer Shaw, PsyD, provides treatment to children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems as well as those with symptoms of depression, anxiety, adjustment, and histories of abuse at the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education in Fairfax, VA. Co-creator of the assessment manual, Problem Sexual Behavior Assessment for Children, and the 12-session treatment guide, Boundary Project: A Family-based, Evidence-informed Treatment... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY