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Tough Talks with Teens: Addressing Sexuality and Sexual Health

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Presented by Rachel Jacoby, Ph.D., LPCC-S (OH), NCC, CFLE, and Latoya Smith, Ph.D., LPC (TX)

Recorded on Friday, October 21st, 2022

When attended in full, program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists (APA), 2.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 2.0BBS California CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and LMFTs, and 2 NBCC Clock Hours.

Workshop Description:

Adolescence is a pivotal lifestage that encompasses significant changes in cognitive functioning and psychosocial development (Coker et al., 2022). One area of change for a teen may be their exploration of sexual health.  Sex is common topic, frequently explored in social media, media, and in peer-relationships (Patterson et al., 2019).  As teens begin to explore their sexual desires and identity, it is crucial to account for the potential conversations about safety and access to safe resources (Koren, 2019; Patterson et al., 2019; Tuitt et al., 2020). 

This presentation will explore developmental implications of teenagers and sexual health.  Within the presentation, communication approaches on tough subjects such as internet safety, safe sex, pregnancy, and conversations with family members will be addressed. Participants will walk away from this presentation knowing how to handle those “tough subjects”.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory level workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify approaches to address sexual health and wellness with teenagers and guardians;
  2. Discuss safety surrounding sexual behaviors that teens may face;
  3. Identify resources and interventions to use in session with teenage clients.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.

Registration and Fees:

ACSSW Members: Free

General Admission: $40.00

TCSPP Staff/Faculty/Students: Free

TCSPP Alumni: $20.00

Community Partners/Site Supervisors: $20.00

Non-TCSPP Students: $10.00

References:

Coker, J. K., Cannon, K. B., Dixon-Saxon, S. V., & Roller, K. M. (2022). Lifespan development: Culture and contextual applications for the helping professions. Springer Publishing Company

Koren, A. (2019). Reproductive health for teens: Parents want in too. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 45(5), 406-413. https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2018.1549635

Patternson, D., Hilton, S., Flowers, P., & McDaid, L. (2019). What are the barriers and challenges faced by adolescents when searching for sexual health information on the internet?: Implications for policy and practice from a qualitative study. Sex Transm Infect., 95(6), 462-467. https://doi.org/10.1136.sextrans-2018-053710

Tuitt, N. R., Asdigian, N. L., Rumbaugh Whitesell, N., Mousseau, A., Al-Tayyib, A., & Kaufman, C. E. (2020). Moving the prevention timeline: A scoping review of the literature on precursors to sexual risk in early adolescence among youth of color. Journal of Adolescence, 80, 145-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.02.012

Wesche, R., Kreager, D. A., Feinberg, M. E., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2019). Peer acceptance and sexual behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 996-1008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-00991-7

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: All mental health disciplines.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to officeofce@thechicagoschool.edu There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.