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Clinicians New to The Process of Working with Children and Adolescents with A History of Sexual Victimization

CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB ACE, ANCC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This 1.5-hour training provides guidance to clinicians new to the process of working with children and adolescents with a history of sexual victimization. While there are ample trainings on the topic of child sexual abuse and sexual abuse treatment, few trainings address the needs of the treatment provider. As an adjunct professor for several universities and a clinical supervisor, Dr. Constance DelGiudice has witnessed firsthand the discomfort, hesitancy, and avoidance of most practitioners when it comes to approaching and treating sexual abuse. This presentation will expand upon the attributes that are integral and essential components in sexual abuse counseling. After understanding how to equip yourself as a therapist providing sexual abuse counseling, this presentation will then provide a step-by-step guided approach that walks the therapist through sexual abuse counseling— allowing for and promoting the inclusion of evidence-based treatments.
Trainer Biography
Constance DelGiudice is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology, and a Certified Sex Therapist. Sexual abuse counseling originated in her earlier work as a director of the Family Safety & Awareness Program that consisted of a Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and a Sexual Touching Problems Program at a local 501c agency. She’s conducted trainings surrounding typical and atypical sexual development, sexual abuse, and juvenile sex offending. She also served on the United for Families (UFF) Task Force helping other professionals surrounding children and adolescents with atypical sexual behaviors and sexual offending behaviors, as well as served on the Department of Health Children’s Medical Services special projects workgroup comprising guidelines for the state of Florida Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs, revising the state of Florida’s SATP Handbook, safety planning, and reunification protocols. Currently, Constance has a successful private practice counseling various issues including sexual abuse, as well as she teaches at several Universities.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training you will be able to…
  • Identify what’s at stake in counseling youth presenting with sexual abuse.
  • Discuss the importance and influence of their role in the process and the outcome.
  • Describe foundational knowledge along with other necessary components required when addressing sexual abuse treatment.
  • Utilize a step-by-step guided approach to sexual abuse counseling that allows for and promotes evidenced-based treatments.

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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