Problematic Sexual Behavior

Coastal Horizons offers an enhanced treatment service called PSB-CBT. It’s an evidence-based service for children who have engaged in problematic sexual behavior (PSB).  Typically, children participate in a treatment group, while parents participate in a concurrent caregiver group.  The model may be adapted for individual (family) therapy.  Treatment typically consists of 16-20 sessions.  The majority of children who participate in PSB-CBT cease to engage in problematic sexual behaviors after treatment.  Two treatment groups are available, with one being for children between the ages of 7 and 12, and the other for those between 13 and 18.

Program Goals

Topics addressed in PSB-CBT include:

  • Eliminating or reducing problematic sexual behaviors
  • Improving coping skills and self-control strategies
  • Enhancing social competence skills
  • Developing appropriate psychosexual knowledge and boundaries
  • Improving caregiver monitoring, supervision, and behavior management skills
  • Reducing out-of-home placement risk

Learn More

If you would like more information on Coastal Horizons' PSB-CBT program, please contact our Wilmington Health Access for Teens office at 910-790-9949.