Julia Grimm, LISW-CP is currently a Lead Clinical Trainer and Consultant at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. Ms. Grimm received her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2010. Her clinical experience includes provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pre-school Children, School-age Children and Adolescents (PSB-CBT), Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT), the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), and Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT). Ms. Grimm is a national trainer in the school-age and adolescent models of PSB-CBT, and a national trainer in RRFT.
Ms. Grimm is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Charleston, SC. She serves the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth as a Consultant and Lead Clinical Trainer in PSB-CBT for school-age children and adolescents. Ms. Grimm received her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2010. Her clinical experiences include evidence-based interventions for children with posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related disorders including disruptive behavior disorders, substance use/abuse, and high-risk sexual decision making, children with problematic sexual behavior, youth who have experienced sexual exploitation/trafficking, and supervision of clinicians working with trauma-exposed populations. Ms. Grimm also serves as a consultant with a focus on training and resource development with the National Center on Child Trafficking at Georgia State University, the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Child Advocacy Training and Support Center at the Baystate Family Advocacy Center.
Ms. Grimm is a nationally certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. She is a provider and national trainer of Risk Reduction through Family Therapy, and evidence-based treatment model for trauma exposed adolescents with co-occurring post-traumatic stress symptoms, substance use/abuse, and high-risk decision making. Ms. Grimm is also trained in the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, a brief intervention intended to mitigate the onset of post-traumatic stress symptoms in trauma-exposed children and youth immediately following a potentially traumatic event. Additionally, Ms. Grimm also completed training in Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT), a skills-based model for managing secondary traumatic stress, as both a clinician and supervisor.
Ms. Grimm provides national training and consultation in the PSB-CBT™ school age model and the PSB-CBT adolescent model. She is also a lead trainer for Within Agency Trainers for the PSB-CBT™ school-age model, supporting the development of rostering-eligible PSB-CBT™ clinicians to become within agency trainers for programmatic sustainability at their own sites.
Ms. Grimm also supports community readiness work and the training of multi-disciplinary teams to create and enact community response protocols for youth initiated problematic sexual behavior that are aligned with best practices. Ms. Grimm’s community readiness work and clinical training includes work internationally with the United States Military and Department of Defense, supporting a global response to problematic sexual behavior by children and youth on military installations.