One of the most important scientific advancements of the past few decades is our increased understanding of the brain and the impact of our environment on this complex neurobiology. This new volume by some of the leading experts in the field compiles a comprehensive overview of the core issues we need to understand affecting the neurobiology, neuroscience and the assessment and treatment of sexually abusive youth as well as the child and adolescent victims of sexually abusive and aggressive behavior. This exciting and cutting edge book addresses the following core issues:
• Interpersonal neurobiology view of trauma
• Impact of traumatic brain injury
• Brain function assessment and neurotherapy for sexual abuse
• Combining neuroscience, education, and therapy
• Neuroscience applied to the therapeutic milieu
• Experiential therapies as neurological analogs
• Sensorimotor psychotherapy perspective on the treatment of children and adolescents
• Sensory integration and trauma
• Medications and the brain
• Teaching, intervening and counseling with the brain in mind.
Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC is Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic & Biofeedback Lab at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services; Winston-Salem, NC; a private for profit psychiatric hospital treating male and female adolescents, sexually abusive males, and both a child and adolescent acute care unit and an adult acute care unit.
David Prescott, MPA, serves as Director of Professional Development and as a Clinical Director for the Becket Family of Services. Devoted to building healthy lives and safe communities, he has produced 14 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is a current Fellow and past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award, one of only a handful of recipients. Previously, he received the Bright Lights award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network in 2007. He is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has lectured around the world, including most recently in Australia, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Canada, and the U.K. He also serves on the editorial boards of three scholarly journals, Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, and Practice, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.
John Bergman, MA, RDT, MT-BCT currently works in New Zealand, Romania, Australia, England, Bulgaria, and the USA. He is a registered Master Teacher in Dramatherapy (criminal justice), who has worked for 24 years in criminal justice. Mr. Bergman splits his work between staff development, drama therapy- based ethics training for commissioners and administrators, training officers to work therapeutically with violent offenders, creating original theatre works with offenders and community members, and working as a drama therapist with violent and sexual offenders. Mr. Bergman has just finished doing a mass set of trainings in ethics for the development of a statewide rehabilitation framework for the Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner, Department of Justice, Australia.
This training is designed to help you:
- Identify what the most recent, empirically-based and practice-based, guidelines recommend as “best practice” for practitioners working with young people who have sexual abuse issues through a neurobiological lens
- Explain how neurobiology affects sexually abusive youth as well as the child and adolescent victims of sexually abusive and aggressive behavior
- Apply brain-based interventions that assist evaluators and treatment providers in effectively working with sexually abusive behavior and traumatic brain injury