Sexual Health & Healing Workshop

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:15pm

Widener University

Promoting Sexual Health & Healing After Childhood Sexual Trauma: A Holistic Approach - Certificate Workshop Core Knowledge 3

Presenter: Kelly J. Ace, PhD, JD, Family Support Line Program Director

Sexuality is an integral part of human existence shaped by biological, social, and environmental forces. Childhood sexual trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s sexual development, expression, and health. To help survivors heal emotionally and sexually, clinicians must have a good grasp of human sexual development and traumatic sexualization. They must also be aware of how their own sexuality-related values, beliefs, and experiences may influence their work with clients. This program will provide an overview of human sexual development during childhood and adolescence and discuss how childhood sexual trauma may contribute to problematic sexual behavior and other sexual difficulties. Participants will be introduced to techniques for addressing clients’ psychosexual concerns and encouraged to explore how their own values and beliefs may influence and interfere with treatment.

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