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Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy™
Training and Technical Assistance Program
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The PSB-CBT T/TA Program is led by staff at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as consultants, who are experienced clinical providers and trainers in PSB-CBT. The PSB-CBT T/TA Program has significant experience in research, evaluation, training, and services for problematic or illegal sexual behavior of youth.

Our previous evaluations and experience have demonstrated an advantage for successful community implementation and sustainability of the PSB-CBT model when partnering with CACs. CACs who have leadership invested in improving practice and policy to address problematic sexual behavior of youth. Priority to this unique training opportunity will be given to CACs or to sites partnered with their local CAC, and who are able to start serving youth as quickly as possible after the clinical training. This is most likely to occur when agencies already have: (1) existing referrals of youth with problematic sexual behavior (or referral sources); and (2) collaborative relationships with community agencies (e.g., child protective services, children advocacy centers, law enforcement, and juvenile justice).

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While sexual exploration is a natural part of childhood and adolescent sexual development, some youth sexual behavior indicates more than harmless curiosity. In cases where sexual behaviors pose a risk to the safety or well-being of the youth and others, it is imperative for families and communities to intervene through proper identification, support, and treatment.

Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) is a comprehensive family-based clinical treatment intervention for children and adolescents with problematic and illegal sexual behaviors. The PSB-CBT models were developed and tested at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Training and technical assistance is offered through our PSB-CBT T/TA Program to facilitate dissemination of up-to-date information and implementation of evidence-based treatments for families with youth with problematic or illegal sexual behaviors. To support community implementation of PSB-CBT, the T/TA team has integrated the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Learning Collaborative model into T/TA services to best engage and train personnel at behavioral health agencies, children's advocacy centers (CACs) and other service agencies.
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Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy™
Training and Technical Assistance Program
1000 Northeast 13th Street, Nicholson Tower Suite 4900
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
OU-YPSB@ouhsc.edu