Session 3H: Conversations about Sexual Health as a New Ally in Trauma Treatment and Response

Track:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Youth rarely encounter professionals who proactively integrate client sexual health within treatment. Addressing sexual health is a key component in trauma treatments, but providers often lack the confidence and knowledge to engage in these conversations effectively. Education and training can change that. This workshop will present one CAC’s journey to increase these conversations.

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Session 3H: Conversations about Sexual Health as a New Ally in Trauma Treatment and Response
06/06/2022 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/06/2022 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Youth rarely encounter professionals who proactively integrate client sexual health within treatment. Addressing sexual health is a key component in trauma treatments, but providers often lack the confidence and knowledge to engage in these conversations effectively. Education and training can change that. This workshop will present one CAC’s journey to increase these conversations.
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Al Killen-Harvey

AlKillen-Harvey has worked at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital forover 27 year as a practicing clinician, Clinical Improvement Coordinator, ReflectiveSupervisor and trainer and technical advisor under several grants designed to enhanceTrauma Informed Care.  A LicensedClinical Social Worker and a  pastrecipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “UnsungHero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/orneglected. And the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training andconsultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes throughthe integration of sexual health.

Mr. Killen-Harveypresents nationally and internationaly on a wide variety of topics including:  trauma informed care for; secondary traumaticstress and reflective supervision; sexual health conversations for medical andmental health professionals; and sexual identity and gender identity issues. Hehas served on the board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse ofChildren as well as the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, anational organization providing crisis intervention and suicide preventionservices to LGBTQIA+ youth.  He currentlyserves on the Advisory Boards of both theChildren’s Advocacy Centers of California and The Courthouse Dog’s Foundation.He is currently the co-chairperson of the Sexual Health subcommittee for theNational Child Traumatic Stress Network (and previously served as co-chairpersonof its’ Cultural Consortium).  He hasserved as an expert witness for the United States Army and the San DiegoDistrict Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of sexual abuse cases. 

Anna Schimmelpfennig, PhD

Assistant Mental Health Director

Red River Children's Advocacy Center

Anna Schimmelpfennig, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Red River Children's Advocacy Center. Dr. Schimmelpfennig received her MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA and her post-doctoral residency at Red River Children's Advocacy Center in Fargo and Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks. She specializes in providing evidence-based assessment and treatment for children who have experienced abuse and maltreatment and adults who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. 

anna.s@rrcac.com

Douglas Braun Harvey

Sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. In 2013 Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment.

Since 1993 he has been developing and implementing a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). His new book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction written with co-author Michael Vigorito was published in 2015. Previous publications include Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual (2011) and Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” (2009).

Mr. Braun-Harvey is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist. He is Adjunct Assistant professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University and Faculty for The University of Michigan Certificate Program in Human Sexuality. As alumni of the University of Minnesota he is honored to join their Leadership Council for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. From 1987 – 2019 he provided individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice.

Nicola Herting, Ph.D., LP

Mental Health Director

Red River Children's Advocacy Center

Nicola Herting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children and families impacted by trauma. Dr. Herting received her MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND and completed her internship at VCU Health System in Richmond, VA. Dr. Herting devoted her post-doctoral training to the area of child abuse and maltreatment at the Child Abuse Program at CHKD in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Herting is the Clinical Director of the Sanford Traumatic Stress Treatment Center, Interim Mental Health Director at Red River Children’s Advocacy Center (RRCAC), an Adjunct Research Scientist for Sanford and the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY), and an Adjunct Professor in the University of North Dakota Clinical Psychology Program. Dr. Herting has extensive training in trauma and child abuse and is experienced in providing evidence-based, trauma-specific screening, assessment, treatment, trainings, and consultation. Dr. Herting is involved in several statewide evidence-based trauma treatment and screening implementation initiatives in North Dakota.