Few treatment models are available for preteen children displaying problematic sexual behavior (PSB), and those models that are available are group-based and may not be feasible in many community settings. This paper describes the developmental process of an individually-administered treatment protocol rooted in the current empirical evidence for treatment of childhood PSB. Given the various phenomenologies and etiologies of PSB, the protocol is divided into 3 separate standalone phases that can each be integrated into other treatment programs or delivered sequentially to constitute a unified treatment program. Following a description of the protocol, the results of a small pilot study are described and lessons learned through the pilot study are provided. Future directions for the development and validation of the protocol are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health