Session 4D: Assessing Problematic Sexual Behavior Using a Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed Approach
Track: Research and Innovative Practices
Youth that exhibit problematic sexual behaviors (PSB) have historically been labeled and pathologized, even with the best intentions. A considerable number of topics need to be considered and assessed when determining a scope of interventions for youth with PSB. Along with mental illness, PSB symptoms have similarities with a variety of other conditions and need to be differentiated prior to prescribing a course of treatment.
Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW
Mountain Child Advocacy Center
Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, is the current Executive Director of the Mountain Child Advocacy Center in Asheville, NC where he supervises a clinical department that assesses and treats trauma and problematic sexual behavior in children with an evidence supported curriculum that he has developed. Geoff has an broad history of work with sexual violence for over 30 years including the assessment and treatment of individuals that have caused sexual harm. He speaks regionally and nationally on the topic of sexual trauma treatment and prevention. He serves on several state and national boards that focus on assessment, intervention and prevention of sexual harm and trauma