Speaker Information

Speaker Information
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦  ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Dr. Apryl Alexander is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver (DU). Dr. Alexander primarily teaches in the master’s in forensic psychology program and serves as Director of the Denver Forensic Institute of Research, Service, and Training (Denver FIRST) Outpatient Competency Restoration Program, which provides outpatient competency education and restoration for low-risk, court-ordered adult defendants and juveniles. In 2020, she received a federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to create the Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project, an empirically informed and culturally sensitive trauma treatment program for juvenile justice-involved girls. Dr. Alexander is a DU Public Impact Fellow and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News, about her research and advocacy work. Her research focuses on violence and victimization, sexual offending, human sexuality, and trauma-informed and culturally informed practice. She is an award-winning researcher and her work has been published in leading journals including Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Child Maltreatment, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Abuse. Dr. Alexander is the recipient of the 2019 American Psychological Association Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families and the 2021 Lorraine Williams Greene Award for Social Justice from APA Division 18-Psychologists in Public Service. Additionally, she is also a board member for the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC) and the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute (CCDI).

Lori Anderson, BS, is a program analyst for the Child and Youth Advocacy Program (CYAP) within the Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Ms. Anderson is responsible for assisting in the planning, direction, operation, control, and coordination of programs and policies addressing harmful behavior between children and youth and its impact on military youth, families, and communities. Ms Anderson has served Military families for over 30 years in a variety of installation, Headquarters and DoD positions developing and disseminating policy and standards leading to improved family well-being, readiness, and quality of life programs and activities. Ms Anderson spent the majority of her career as a child and youth program expert, providing oversight, technical direction, and evaluation to military installation leadership and child and youth programs including ensuring congressionally mandated accreditation and DoD certification of child development and school-age programs. She served as the senior advisor to commanders for family, youth and child related requirements at various AF installations which included consulting with schools and community leadership officials on family readiness strategy and goals. Prior to joining CYAP, Ms. Anderson was a data analyst for Military Community Support Programs providing decision makers actionable intelligence for data driven decisions to direct Military Family Life Counseling prevention and intervention support towards trending issues.

Ariel Berman, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center and a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, where he studies with Raymond Knight. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2021. Ariel's research interests include interpersonal violence, problematic sexual behavior in youth, microaggressions, effects of racism on health, and the prevention of dating violence and sexual abuse in youth. His clinical interests include working with families of children with behavior problems, youth with problematic sexual behaviors, and Transgender and non-binary youth and their families.

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD, is trained as a child psychologist and is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).  She is the Director of the Native American Programs at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at OUHSC. She has directed Project Making Medicine since 2003 and currently directs the Indian Country Child Trauma Center where she was instrumental in the culturally adapted interventions of evidence based treatments that form the Honoring Children Series. Each of these models incorporates AI/AN teachings, practices, rituals, traditions, and cultural orientation while maintaining the guiding principles and theory.

Curtis Brownlee, MS, LCMHC, is a 2009 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University of the community agency counseling program. Currently Curtis serves in the role of outpatient therapist in private practice setting and PSB-CBT clinician with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) at the Center for Child and Family Health. Curtis is implementing Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) to school-age children and their caregivers in both the group and family modalities. Additionally, he is being trained in the adolescent model and will be providing treatment in the group and family modalities as well. Curtis is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Mary E. “Tib” Campise, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving as the Associate Director for the Child and Youth Advocacy Program, and the DoD Tiger Team lead for developing policy and programs related to Harmful Behavior between Children and Youth (HBCY) and Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY). She began her work in the child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse field in 1987 and became a DoD Senior Program Analyst in the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) in 2007 primarily focusing on child abuse and neglect and early home visiting. Currently, she has responsibility for policy development and oversight of the DoD intervention and response to HBCY and PSB-CY in military families. She works closely with DoD counterparts (DoDEA schools, Child and Youth Programs, Military Law Enforcement, FAP) and civilian federal partners, academics, and non-profits to promote and sustain effective policies and programs.

Ms. Campise received her MSW degree from the University of Kansas and completed post-graduate certification in Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Boston University and a post-graduate fellowship in child and adolescent clinical services at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC has been working on behalf of children and families for 30 years. In 2011, she joined Stop It Now! as their Helpline Director and now serves as Now!'s Director, overseeing a national child sexual abuse prevention program. She presents globally; training youth serving organizations, live and electronically. She's a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), serving on their prevention committee, and is a member of the National Association to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. Interviewed by national news outlets, Jenny has written on Title IX, Abuse in Faith-Based Institutions and other prevention topics. Her recent work includes published research, "I Didn't Know Where To Go": An Examination of Stop It Now!'s Sexual Abuse Prevention Helpline., and she is a contributing author on several "soon-to-be-published" chapters and papers reviewing the role of Stop It Now! in the sexual abuse prevention field. Currently, she is leading a new initiative to open up the first confidential helpline for youth seeking support with their own sexual behavior problems.

Paula Condol, MS, LPCC is the Executive Director of the Dakota Children's Advocacy Center. Paula provides several evidence based treatment to youth and their families affected by trauma including Trauma Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has also been trained in many adaptations of evidenced based practices including Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Native American cultural adaption of TF-CBT), TF-CBT using Telehealth, and TF-CBT for Trafficked Youth. Paula is a certified TF-CBT supervisor and is trained in providing TF-CBT consultation calls. She is also an in-house train the trainer in PSB-CBT- school age. Paula co-developed TOP in North Dakota and is a telehealth trainer and consultant nationwide.

Nikki Croteau-Johnson, MA, LPA, is the Clinical Director of the Problematic Sexual Behavior Program with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) at the Center for Child and Family Health in Durham, NC. She provides oversight of the implementation of a statewide PSB program; developing a clinical workforce as well as stakeholder education, engagement and sustainability initiatives. Additionally, she provides Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) to school-age children, adolescents and their families in both the group and family modalities.

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is the Clinical Director at First Alliance Healthcare in Northeast Ohio. Her primary areas of
interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma & radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice and Child Welfare systems, and diversity, equity, inclusion practices within nonprofit organizations. She has been featured on local and national news programs addressing the importance of emotional wellness in Black communities, mental health in times of national crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on Black Girls. She is a
former recipient of the Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, has been recognized by Who’s Who In Black Cleveland twice, is a 2022 Career Mastered Emerging Leader Honoree, as well as being deemed a Radical Truthteller by the Truth Telling Project in Ferguson, Missouri.

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist. She is the author of four books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing , You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, Black Girl: Unapologetically, and Reclaiming Me: Beginning My Journey to Overcoming Human Trafficking (free for download to therapists working with teen survivors), as well the co-author of two others: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition. Dr. Dent has served on several national, state and local boards/committees addressing sexual violence prevention/intervention as well as the emotional wellness of girls and women. Dr. Dent is the developer of Sisters of Tamar Support Circle (SoTSC), a faith-based sex abuse survivors' support group. Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC through which she provides ongoing mental health consultation and assessments. In 2020, she co-founded Centering Sisters, LLC, an organization dedicated to projects that center the needs of Black Women, Girls, and Femmes.

Kate Drewry, MSW, is the Manager of Clinical Services at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Ms. Drewry completed her undergraduate degree at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and earned her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Ms. Drewry has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of child trauma. She is a nationally certified trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Level I trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Drewry provides direct clinical services to children and families who have experienced traumatic events, clinical supervision of mental health trainees, and training and case consultation at the state and national levels. Ms. Drewry’s subspecialty areas include traumatic grief (e.g., children who have witnessed interparental homicide) and children with problematic sexual behavior.

Sharise E. Eldredge, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently serving in the Child and Youth Advocacy Program, and on the DoD Tiger Team for developing policy and programs related to Harmful Behavior between Children and Youth (HBCY) and Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY). She began her work in child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence in 2013 and became a chief in the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) in 2018 where she specialized in leading multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) to respond to PSB-CY. Through her work with the PSB-CY MDT, she earned the 2019 Air Force Best Crisis Communication Award. Currently, she has the responsibility for policy development and oversight of the DoD intervention and response to PSB-CY in military families. She works closely with DoD counterparts (DoDEA schools, Child and Youth Programs, Military Law Enforcement, FAP) and civilian federal partners in academics, and non-profits to promote and sustain effective policies and programs.

Ms. Eldredge received her MSW degree from the University of Southern California.

Cheri Ely, MA works for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. She is the Program Director for the council's work in juvenile justice. She also manages military juvenile justice partnerships. She brings a wealth of information from the legal system and how jurisdictions manage juvenile cases across the United States.

Hannah Frye, M.A., is an LPC at the OUHSC, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She provides clinical services for children and families through the Child Trauma Services Program and the Family TREE. She is certified in TF-CBT, an evidence-based treatment for child and adolescents impacted by trauma and their caregivers, and in PCIT, an evidence-based treatment for young children with disruptive behaviors. She has received additional training and experience in evidence-based treatment models such as Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), PSB-CBT, and AF-CBT.

Amy Fustino, LCSW was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia College in Fredonia, New York and later a Masters of Social Service (MSS) and Master of Law and Social Policy (MLSP) from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania.

Ms. Fustino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and currently serves as a Clinical Counseling Program Analyst for the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) in Washington D.C. Her portfolio includes Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY) and Prevention. She has over fifteen years of experience as a clinician and social worker at non profits, advocacy programs, mental health hospitals and treatment centers, outpatient counseling centers and Fleet and Family Services Centers. As the Navy’s SME and POC for PSB-CY she has collaborated on numerous multi-service working groups in order to develop policies, procedures and products as well as spearheaded several initiatives at the service level in order to ensure a standardized process and support to Navy families.

Natalie Gallo, M.Ed., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Natalie serves as the Clinical Coordinator, a lead therapist, and a supervisor within the Program for Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-A). This program provides evidence-based treatment, Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (PSB-CBT-A). She is also a Master Trainer through the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) in PSB-CBT-A. In addition, Natalie has received Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) National Therapist certification, is a lead therapist and supervisor for the Child Trauma Services Program, and additionally provides statewide training on trauma-focused therapy interventions and topics as part of the OKTFCBT training team. Natalie is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and has been trained in PCIT for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM). While mostly providing clinical care and training, Natalie co-leads the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Diversity Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Pediatrics Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. She completed her Master’s in Professional Counselor from the University of Oklahoma and completed her Master’s practicum within CCAN.

Ashley P. Galsky, Ph.D. is a second-year Child Maltreatment Postdoctoral Resident at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She received her doctoral degree from Louisiana State University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at OUHSC as a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA-Track) intern with an emphasis in Integrated Behavioral Health for Underserved Populations (IBSUP). Dr. Galsky serves as a lead therapist as part of the treatment team for Adolescents with Illegal and Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-CBT-A) and is part of the Training and Technical Assistance Team. She also has extensive training in administering Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). As she is bilingual, Dr. Galsky maintains a caseload of Latinx families across treatment modalities. She has worked to increase access for these families by developing translated materials for use during treatment. Currently, Dr. Galsky is on track to complete her certification as a within-agency trainer in the CE-CERT (Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma) model.

Tricia Gardner, JD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Department of Pediatrics, and a licensed attorney. She currently serves as the Administrator for the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Director of the Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP).  Ms. Gardner is also a member of the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth Training and Technical Assistance Team as a trainer for the senior leader and community track of the Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy treatment program.  She also serves on the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Child Protection Committee and is the Past-President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Julia Grimm, LISW-CP is an independent trainer and consultant with the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) on the topic of Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) for school-aged children and adolescents.  Ms. Grimm is a 2010 graduate of the USC College of Social Work MSW program.  In addition to her work with NCSBY, Ms. Grimm served at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center for 12 years as a therapist and forensic interviewer, as well as a clinical supervisor.  At Dee Norton, Ms. Grimm provided group and family PSB-CBT for 12 years and trained clinicians to provided these models for eight years.  Ms. Grimm is nationally certified in TF-CBT and served as a trainer and consultant in Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT), an evidence supported intervention for adolescents with comorbid PTSD, substance use and other risky behaviors.  Ms. Grimm has served as an Adjunct Faculty member for the USC College of Social Work Master of Social Work program, as a Field instructor for MSW students, and on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on topics relevant to her areas of expertise.  

Simon Hackett, is Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect at Durham University, UK.

Simon has worked in the field of childhood harmful sexual behaviours for 30 years, his practice base extending back to the early 1990s when he was Co-Director of G-MAP, a leading UK community-based service for children and families.

Simon has researched and written extensively about harmful sexual behaviour in childhood. He is first author of the NSPCC’s operational framework for responding to children who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and is co-author of the AIM3 assessment model which is widely used across the UK. Recent reports on this subject include expert reviews for the UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and also an evidence review to inform the Council of Europe’s review of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. Simon was also a significant contributor to the 2016 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines on Harmful Sexual Behaviour which represent the UK’s first public health guidance on the subject of sexual abuse by children and young people.

Simon is involved in a wide range of professional associations involved in improving prevention and responses to child sexual abuse. He is immediate past Chairperson of NOTA in the UK and Ireland, and is a Board Member of ATSA in North America. In the UK, he also sits on the Advisory Board of the Home Office funded Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse.

Margaret Hensley, LMFT, has been with YOS since 2016, and started as a family therapist providing outpatient therapy services to youth and families in Cook County. Margaret is currently the program manager for the Multisystemic therapy (MST) and Multisystemic therapy for youth who have had problematic sexual behavior (MST PSB) programs . Margaret is a  PSB CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with problematic sexual behavior) therapist trainer, and group facilitator, and co-supervised YOS' Trauma Focused CBT program with Peggy Moulton.

Nicola Herting, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children and families impacted by trauma. Dr. Herting is the Clinical Director of the Sanford Traumatic Stress Treatment Center, Mental Health Director at Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, Adjunct Research Scientist for Sanford and the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth, and Adjunct Professor at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Herting has extensive training in trauma and evidence-based treatments and is experienced in providing evidence-based, trauma screening, assessment, treatment, and consultation. She is involved in statewide evidence-based trauma treatment and screening implementation initiatives in North Dakota. Dr, Herting codeveloped the telehealth outreach initiative in North Dakota CAC’s and became a telehealth trainer and consultant.

Abe Hickey, MA, LCMHCS is the Clinical Director and a clinician with Aspiring Hearts Counseling in Raleigh, NC where he provides Counselor Supervision and counseling services including TF-CBT.  Abe is also a clinician with the Center for Child and Family Health in Durham, NC providing Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) to school-age children, adolescents, and their families in both the group and family modalities.  Additionally, Abe has education and certifications in technology, and works to integrate technology with existing therapeutic practices.

Emily Hitchcock, MA, LMHC, Program Coordinator for the Children Affected by Substance Abuse (CASA) Program, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked in the following settings; residential treatment facilities, substance abuse and mental health outpatient treatment settings, and a child advocacy center.  Emily is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Adolescent Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  Currently, Emily provides direct supervision to the advocates and therapist in the CASA program, facilitates quarterly MDT meetings, provides training to the community on the CASA program, gathers and analyzes data from our local partnerships, and facilitates a weekly therapy group for children in the CASA program.

Allyson Kelley, DrPH, is a senior community health scientist and the founder of Allyson Kelley & Associates PLLC. Allyson supports research and evaluation efforts as a qualitative researcher and writer for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. Since 2005, Allyson has worked as a researcher, expert public health consultant, lead evaluator, methodologist, epidemiologist, writer, and educator. Her research interests include building community capacity to address the cultural, social, and environmental factors that contribute to differences in health outcomes among underserved populations in the United States. Allyson earned her Master's degree in Public Health Practice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is the author of more than 30 peer reviewed publications, and the author of two textbooks, Evaluation in Rural Communities and Public Health Evaluation and the Social Determinants of Health by Routledge. Allyson currently resides in the mountains of central Oregon. She loves the outdoors, a good book, and adventure.

Kelly Kinnish, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in Atlanta GA. She oversees GCCA's clinical service programs and has over 25 years' experience working with maltreated and at-risk children and families in clinical, research, and administrative capacities.  Dr. Kinnish is the Director of and Project Intersect and the Envision Project, federally funded programs focused on improving the well-being of commercially sexually exploited and trafficked children. She is active in both state and national task forces and working groups addressing this complex public health concern with particular focus on effective interventions and collaborative systems response, including serving as Chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Child Sex Trafficking Workgroup. She is a Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) National Trainer with specific expertise in applications of this evidence-based treatment with commercially sexually exploited and trafficked children.

Rachel Maid, MSW, LCSW, is an Improvement Advisor and PSB-CBT clinician with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) at the Center for Child and Family Health. She assists agency leadership with implementing and sustaining evidence-based treatments. She also provides Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) to school-age children and their caregivers in both the group and family modalities. Additionally, she is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Sharon “Shel” Millington, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Behavioral Health at the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. Ms. Millington is a trainer in University of Oklahoma Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) models for school-age and adolescent, providing training to students, as well as state and regional providers. Her clinical experiences include evidence-based interventions for children with disruptive behavior disorders, children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior, and assessment of children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol. Ms. Millington is a lead adviser of our PSB-CBT Youth Partnership Board (YPB), which is comprised of youth who successfully completed PSB-CBT treatment, those nearing completion, and those who did not complete the program. The YPB members play a vital role in informing patient care, patient- centered research, and best practices. 

Mitten__Amanda_-_New_for_website.jpg

Amanda Mitten, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Ms. Mitten received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. Her clinical experiences include evidence-based interventions for children with disruptive behavior disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related disorders, children with problematic sexual behavior, and assessment of children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol. Ms. Mitten also serves as the Co-Director for CCAN's Child Trauma Services Program (CTSP). Ms. Mitten is a master trainer in the University of Oklahoma Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) model, in which she provides national training and consultation in the PSB-CBT school age model, assists with the initial assessment of needs and design a training plan to facilitate teams use of the evidence-based program, collaborative care, and engagement of stakeholders. Ms. Mitten also collaborated with national TF-CBT trainers to develop an advanced training in TF-CBT that will include adaptations for work with children with problematic sexual behavior. Additionally, she played a role in reviewing and advising on the Foster Parent College.com training series on children with problematic sexual behavior.

Andrew Monroe, LCSW completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. He completed his Master of Social Work at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Andrew has experience working with and developing programs for youth with problematic sexual behaviors as well as trauma survivors in urban and rural settings. He is certified in several evidence-based treatment models, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT). Mr. Monroe was an adjunct instructor for the University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, teaching clinical and human behavior classes. Andrew is currently a clinician and trainer with the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) located at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Margaret "Peggy" Moulton, MSW, is a Licensed Social Worker. She completed her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Moulton served as the Program Manager for the Youth Outreach Services Chicago’s PSB-A program for several years. She is trained and formerly served as a Multisystemic Therapist for youth who have had problematic sexual behaviors. Additionally she co-lead YOS' Trauma Focused CBT program. Ms. Moulton is a Clinical Trainer for the PSB-CBT Adolescent Program and is a member of the Training and Technical Assistance team.

Ingrid Mürrle, MA, LMFT, Working in the provision of mental health services for over 30 years, Ingrid has used her bilingual and bicultural skills to facilitate her work with Latino families. As a Social Worker in Alexandria, Virginia, Ingrid assisted with emergency work in Child Protection Services, the police, and other departmental needs at the Department of Social Services. After relocating to Southern California and settling in at Children's Institute for the last 22 years, Ingrid has provided direct clinical services to hundreds of children and families who have experienced child abuse and neglect, family, and community violence. She additionally provides expertise in working with victims of sexual abuse and youth with problematic sexual behavior problems. In her current role as the NCTSN Clinical Training Manager at CII, Ingrid is primarily focused on raising the standard of care to improve services to traumatized children, their families, and communities in Los Angeles.

Abbie Newman, RN, JD, is a founder and CEO of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a nationally Accredited CAC. She represents Mission Kids statewide, nationally, and internationally to help victims of child abuse, including victims of human trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. She is an elected member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of CACs' Board of Directors, current and founding chair of the chapter's External Affairs Committee, and serves on Pennsylvania's Children's Advocacy Center Advisory Committee. In 2018, she was reappointed by Governor Wolf to Pennsylvania's Victim Services Advisory Committee. Abbie works with state and national level legislators to strengthen child protection laws, increase funding to agencies serving victims of child abuse and neglect, and develop and sustain child advocacy centers as a model for child abuse investigation and prevention. She presents nationally and internationally on child sexual abuse and collaborative responses to child abuse, and has developed international partnerships to best respond to child abuse globally.

Jacqueline Page, Psy.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has over 30 years of experience specializing in victims of sexual abuse, children with sexual behavior problems, adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, sibling abuse, reunification and juvenile justice issues. She served as the subject matter expert on children and youth with problematic sexual behaviors for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services for 19 years. She is an approved forensic evaluator in the state of Tennessee and is experienced in case consultation, system consultation, program development and evidence-informed program evaluation. Dr. Page was the co-chair for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Adolescent Practice Guidelines Committee and served on ATSA's board for two terms. She currently serves on ATSA's Juvenile Committee. She has published in the field and presents on a regular basis nationally and internationally.

Heather Petrus, MS, is employed as the Executive Director of Cayuga Counseling Services and has been committed to and passionate about victim services since her career began.  She has worked in the field for over 20 years, all of which have been at CCS. Heather has a demonstrated long and extensive accomplished history of program development and operations as well as grant implementation and oversight and a sound understanding of finance.  Heather serves on many state, regional and local committees committed to program development and system redesign including the State Children's Mental Health Medicaid Redesign Team that re-wrote the state regulations for Child/Adolescent Day Treatment Program.  In 2006, Ms. Petrus was awarded the Mental Health Provider of the Year as well as the Director of the Program that won the Program of the Year. Since 2011, Ms. Petrus has been instrumental in developing programs for youth with problematic sexual behavior and has been an advocate for system change to better serve these youth in the least restrictive environment.

Lisa Pineda

Amanda Pryor, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirteen years of experience. Her experiences include psychosexual risk assessments, outpatient, and residential treatment. Her specialty is working with adolescent sexually maladaptive behavior. She is the Director and is credentialed with IN-AJSOP, Indiana's Initiative to Advance the Treatment of Sexually Maladaptive Youth. She provides training for clinicians in the process of obtaining credentialing through IN-AJSOP. Ms. Pryor is also the current ATSA Board Representative for the Juvenile Practice.

Ericka Purcell, LCMFT, is the Clinical Manager for the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County.  She has been with the CACSC since 2012, but has been working professionally with children and families since 2003.  Ericka specializes in trauma therapy and works primarily with child victims of sexual abuse, including victims of human trafficking.  She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), as well as Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT).  Ericka has a background in Music Therapy and enjoys exploring avenues of creative expression (i.e. music, art) with children and families in effort to help them find resolution and healing.   Ericka received her undergraduate degree from KU in Music Therapy and her Master's Degree from Friends University in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Sue Righthand, PhD is a clinical and consulting psychologist in independent practice. She has a Master's degree in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has extensive experience working with youth and adults who have offended sexually, as well as individuals who have experienced or initiated child maltreatment and other forms of violence. Dr. Righthand is affiliated with the University of Maine where she is an Associate Research Professor. She is a consultant to the National Center for Sexual Behavior in Youth (NCSBY). Dr. Righthand provides training, program evaluations, and consultations. Dr. Righthand's recent collaborations include the development of the Youth Needs and Progress Scale and two books:

Effective Intervention with Adolescents Who Have Offended Sexually: Translating Research Into Practice and the Safer Society Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents who have Sexually Offended. She also co-authored the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II and related research.

Dr. Alex Rodrigues is a forensic psychologist and operates a private consultation practice where he completes a variety of forensic evaluations, including sex offense-related evaluations, competency to stand trial, insanity, and juvenile transfer assessments.  Dr. Rodrigues has been qualified as an expert and testified in various jurisdictions.  .  Additionally, he is a volunteer participant for CSOMB’s best practice committee, reviewing emerging practices for adoption and implementation.  He previously served as a psychologist on a pre-trial unit at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. as well as a member of the hospital’s forensic consultation service, completing both competency to stand trial and risk assessments.  Recently, Dr. Rodrigues opened a satellite office in Colorado to complement his practice in the D.C. metropolitan area.  Aside from court-related evaluations, Dr. Rodrigues provides consultation to law enforcement, government agencies, and corporations on mental health/violence related issues in the workspace.   

Janet Rosenzweig, PhD makes life safer for children, easier for parents, and more rewarding for professionals who have dedicated their careers to serving children and families. From juvenile jails to suburban classrooms, from rural child abuse investigations to statewide service systems, Dr. Rosenzweig has served children and families from a host of perspectives. She combines the expertise developed through impeccable academic credentials with boots-on-the ground experience to offer practical and inspirational insights into child welfare, sex education, child protection, and juvenile justice. She has diverse experience in every form of child safety and welfare, combined with prestigious credentials including a PhD in social work, an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a MS in health education, and a BS in family studies. Her book, The Sex-Wise parent is a valued reference by both sex abuse prevention programs and parents. Dr. Rosenzweig has served a national constituency as Vice President of Prevent Child Abuse America and Executive Director of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and as a member of the Steering Committee of The National Coalition to Prevent Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children.

Susan Schmidt, PhD is a licensed counseling psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Schmidt is a member of the national Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer Network. She is the Director of Oklahoma TF-CBT, which provided statewide and national professional training and consultation in child trauma assessment and TF-CBT treatment. Dr. Schmidt serves as the Co-Director of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Child Trauma Services Program, which specializes in family and group-based TF-CBT, graduate-level clinical training and supervision in child trauma assessment and treatment, and clinical research on childhood posttraumatic stress. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt conducts clinical treatment and professional training in the Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior Treatment Program.

Paul Shawler, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Shawler Psychology, PLLC, a behavioral health treatment and consulting company located in Southern Illinois. Dr. Shawler serves as a consultant and trainer for the National Center on the Sexual Behavior Youth. His areas of interest and expertise include policy development and implementation of evidence-based programs for children and adolescents, juvenile justice and child welfare system reform, training in trauma informed practices and prevention of child maltreatment, family systems, and the treatment of youth with developmental disabilities.

Prior to opening his independent practice, Dr. Shawler served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where he conducted research and published numerous academic papers. He was appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma in 2017 to serve on the State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and later served as the Chief Psychologist for Oklahoma’s statewide juvenile justice agency. He is a strong advocate for data driven policy and family centered services which impact the trajectory for youth who have engaged in problematic and illegal behavior.

Dr. Shawler served 14 years in the Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Major, prior to prioritizing his civilian career opportunities. He completed his doctorate and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed his fellowship training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Paul grew up in Hurricane, West Virginia and received his B.S. in Psychology from West Virginia University.

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 sexual problematic 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.

Benjamin Sigel, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Sigel earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UAMS. His areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of children with a history of experiencing trauma and exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Sigel is a Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainer as well as a trainer for the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. He is prominently involved in the UAMS AR BEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) programs which have disseminated evidence-based treatment for trauma across Arkansas. Finally, Dr. Sigel is the Director of the UAMS Child Study Center Traumatic Stress Clinic.

Further, he provides national training and consultation in the PSB-CBT school age model, assists with the initial assessment of needs and design a training plan to facilitate teams use of the evidence-based program, collaborative care, and engagement of stakeholders.

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD, serves as the CMRI/Jean Gumerson Endowed Chair, Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth, a training and technical assistance center. Dr. Silovsky received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama. Since 1997, she has been the Director of the Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with problematic sexual behavior, while researching systems change, culturally congruent services, and implementation of prevention and treatment programs.

Clifford A. Sipes is currently a youth specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and also works with The National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. He served a fulltime church service mission in Long Beach California for two years. He specializes in getting youth and young adults involved in training the professionals that serve them such law enforcement, educators, clinical providers, and creating youth advisory groups. He is Cheyenne with family ties in both Oklahoma and Montana.

Jerri Sites, MA, is a training consultant with 28 years of experience working in the field of child abuse investigations. She has conducted over 2100 Forensic Interviews and has testified numerous times as an expert witness. Jerri co-authored “The Child Abuse Investigative Field Guide” published in 2015 and as a former Regional Training Specialist for the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center authored “Research to Practice” publications. She specializes in “MDT Response” presentations on specific topics to include: Recantation, Children with Problem Sexual Behaviors, Identifying Corroborative Evidence in the Forensic Interview, and the Trauma-Informed MDT.

Dr. Kim Spence is the Clinical Director of Autism Support Services for Specialized Treatment & Assessment Resources and has worked for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) since 1999 as an Autism Disorders Specialist.  For the past 20 years she has lectured internationally regarding treatment supports, specialized therapeutic intervention, and the creation of specialized sexuality education programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  Dr. Spence began providing specialized sexuality education training for parents, teachers, and care providers of individuals with ASD in 2000 and has offered numerous trainings focused on discriminating between maladaptive sexual behaviors versus mental health issues and specialized educational and behavioral interventions to support healthy sexual knowledge for individuals with ASD across the life-span.  She has been training emergency responders, law enforcement personnel, and members of the criminal justice system across the nation since 2001 and is an appointed Advisory Board Member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC).  Dr. Spence serves as a consulting editor for the journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and on the editorial review board of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR).

Erin K. Taylor, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed her doctoral work in clinical child psychology at the University of Missouri. She is a lead clinical trainer for the treatment model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-CBT) for school-age children, and she is Co-Director of the preschool PSB-CBT program at CCAN. Her research interests include the dissemination and implementation of evidence based treatments for youth, child abuse and neglect, and problematic sexual behavior of children.

Kate Theimer, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Resident at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City, OK. She received her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her pre-doctoral internship at OUHSC. Dr. Theimer co-leads group therapy services for the Adolescents with Illegal and Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB-A) Program. Dr. Theimer also serves youth utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Dale Tolliday, OAM, Australia

Dale is NSW Health Senior Clinical Advisor Sexual and Violent Behaviour and Senior Clinical Advisor Children and Young People's Sexual Safety Program, (CYPSS).  CYPSS incorporates New Street Services and the SafeWayz Program which are state-wide services in New South Wales, Australia for children and young people aged 0-18 years who have displayed problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.  Dale is also Honorary Professor Practice, School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong.  Dale is based at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and NSW Ministry of Health.  Dale's work with people who have sexually harmed others spans over 30 years.  Prior to this Dale worked in a variety of child, adolescent and family mental health settings.

Dale’s professional training is in Social Work and Law. In 2014 Dale was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of his work in this field. He has a particular interest in training and professional standards for people working with those who have sexually harmed children.

Dale is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a founding member and past President of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA). Dale also consults widely with individuals and organisations regarding prevention and responding to harmful sexual behavior by children, adolescents and adults.

Sarah VanDoren, BA Director of Victim Services at Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc., has worked in Human Services for over 12 years with an emphasis on sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and homelessness services. Sarah has been involved with the development and implementation of several programs throughout her career including opening a supervised visitation/safe exchange program for victims of domestic violence, transitional and supportive housing programs for victims, a Child Fatality Review Team, Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior program, Children Affected by Substance Abuse Program, DV/CPS Colocation Program and  several other collaborative programs. Sarah has been involved in the development of the PSB treatment program for youth and adolescents in Cayuga County and has been an advocate for system change to best serve these children.

Roy Van Tassell, MA, is Director of Trauma and Evidence-Based Interventions for Centene Health, a licensed professional counselor and approved LPC supervisor. He has provided training in child trauma and evidenced-based practices to providers in over 25 states. A member of the SAMHSA funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network since 2003 he co-chairs the NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse subcommittee for Children with Problem Sexual Behaviors. Roy has a diverse professional and clinical background of 40 years, specializing for the last 20years in child trauma. He is one of 70 approved master trainers for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and for the application of TF-CBT for children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. Roy is also an approved trainer for Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT), for secondary trauma; and for the Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) model, a non-clinical approach to improve adult interactions with children. Since 2005 he has partnered with the Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health's statewide TF-CBT training along with the University of Oklahoma Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and co-authored one article: An Overview of the Special Issue on Child Trauma for the Juvenile and Family Court Journal [Maze, Van Tassell, Marsh and Fransein; 09/2008; 59(4):3-5]

Marie-Pierre Villeneuve, PhD in social work, Assistant professor, Department of psychoeducation, Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). She is a researcher at the Groupe de recherche et d'intervention sur les adaptations sociales de l'enfance (GRISE) at the Université de Sherbrooke. Her research focuses on desistance from serious and persistent offending in adolescence, juvenile justice system interventions favorable to desistance, and youth exhibiting sexual behavior problems. Over the past few years, she dedicated her work to the development of a strengths-based practice for young offenders and their families. A new academic, she contributed to the development of a theoretical model of the impact of court-mandated interventions on desistance processes.

Dionna Weixel, MS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Ms. Weixel received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. Her clinical interests and work focus on providing evidence-based interventions for children with problematic sexual behaviors, disruptive behavior disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Ms. Weixel is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma symptoms and their caregivers, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for young children exhibiting disruptive behaviors, and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) for school-age and preschool children.

Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Oklahoma) and training and technical assistance provider in child maltreatment, trauma, and adversity.  He is the Project Director for the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Grant for Child Abuse Professionals at the National Children’s Advocacy Center.  This national grant provides multi- and interdisciplinary TTA on child maltreatment to optimize professional development in the field.  Mr. Widdifield has extensive experience providing TTA to child maltreatment professionals and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally with an emphasis on the research and treatment of youth with problematic sexual behavior.  Mr. Widdifield is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

Tabitha Winter, MS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas. Tabitha completed her undergraduate studies at Wichita State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She completed her Master of Science in Community Counseling at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Tabitha has worked at the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County in Wichita, KS throughout her counseling career. She currently is the Problematic Sexual Behavior Therapist, providing group and individual PSB-CBT treatment to youth and families as well as providing therapy services to victims of abuse. She completed the University of Oklahoma’s training for Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) and has been providing treatment services to youth with problematic sexual behaviors since 2018. She has completed the Within Agency Training for PSB-CBT through University of Oklahoma’s training to continue supporting the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County’s growth in offering treatment services to youth with problematic sexual behaviors. Tabitha is also trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

James R. Worling, PhD, C.Psych