Presented by Elaine Brady, PhD, LMFT
We've all heard reports of people being charged with inappropriate sexting, possessing child porn, or posting “revenge porn” online. While we may like to think that these kinds of illegal activities are rare and unlikely to show up in our therapy rooms, the reality is that far more of our clients are engaged in these practices than we’re aware of. Failure to assess for and address these problematic behaviors can allow a fledgling, one-time event to progress into actions resulting in serious legal consequences for our clients.
While few therapists are aware of it, we are in fact mandated to report illegal cybersex activities of our clients! This presentation will explore the world of cybersex activities and addiction, it’s prevalence, and progression. We'll discuss its illegal aspects and our mandate to report. Assessment tools and resources will be provided.
The goal of this presentation is to familiarize participants with the various forms of problematic cybersex activities, their prevalence and progression, their illegal aspects, and our mandate to report such activities. After completion, the attendee will be better equipped to uncover, access, and address problematic cybersex activities.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Define Problematic Cybersex Activities (PCA)
List 3 methods of uncovering PCAs
Define reportable activities under AB 1775 (mandate to report)
List 3 resources for addressing PCAs
About the Presenter
Dr. Elaine Brady has over thirty-five years of experience working in the addiction field and is a Certified Addiction Specialist as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She has published a number of articles, taught at several local colleges, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, has appeared on television, and has served as an expert witness on numerous court cases. In 2012, Dr. Brady opened Net Worth Recovery, an Internet Addiction treatment center in San Jose, and in 2015, she published her first book, “Forged in Fire,” the survival story of a young girl growing up in an abusive home.
11:15AM Lunch buffet and registration opens
11:45AM Announcements and introductions
12:00PM Presentation: Intro to cybersex and problematic cybersex activities (PCA)
12:45PM Prevalence, progression, and impact of PCAs
1:00PM CA laws and AB 1775 - our mandate to report
1:15PM Tools for uncovering, accessing, and addressing PCAs; Resources
1:25PM Q & A
Walk-ins are welcome.
This is a 1.5 CEU credit presentation. Time for lunch and announcements are not included in the CEU hours.
TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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