Adolescent Sexual Misconduct from a Trauma-Informed Lens

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 9.5

This course will focus on working with adolescents that act out sexually and how to approach work from a self-regulation and trauma-informed approach. Practitioners will discover ways to regulate themselves and to understand the need to take a different approach to treatment and support that is strength and growth based. The training will introduce models (including the good lives model and attachment based work) that support longer terms of change and are based in research.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to understand sexualized misconduct from a trauma informed lens.
  • Participants will be able to understand ways of working with adolescents that target self-regulation.
  • Participants will be able to understand why this type of trauma response can be more treatment resistant.
  • Participants will be able to learn how to stay regulated when working with this client group.
  • Participants will be able to learn self-regulation activities and interventions that can be used with this client group.
  • Participants will be able to understand the importance of psychoeducation for this group and draft useable scripts for adolescents and their families.

Camea Peca, Ph.D., MSc, CFTP, CCTS-I

Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training.

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