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SEXUAL TRAUMA SURVIVORS: Assessment and Treatment

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm



John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



  • Describe Louisiana law as it relates to the crimes of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • Discuss the boundaries between non-problematic interactions and sexually inappropriate behaviors
  • Demonstrate how different life experiences can result in different subjective reactions to assaultive behaviors
  • Explain how unintended consequences can result from insensitive and/or ignorant comments that could be interpreted as assaultive.
  • Apply therapeutic interventions and techniques to reduce the trauma associated with sexual harassment and assault.



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    – Login

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • The legal landscape in Louisiana regarding crimes involving sexual assaults, batteries, rape, etc.
  • The boundaries between innocent, naïve, or thoughtless behaviors and sexual crimes
  • How sexual crimes are treated in the courts, plea bargaining, investigations, trials
  • Legal assaults and victimization of sexual assault survivors
  • How sexual assaults can occur in a therapeutic settings
  • Being clear about ethical codes and sexual behaviors of therapists

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  • Communicating the subjective experience of sexual assaults – touches are not required
  • Helping patients articulate, and outsiders understand, the experience of sexual violations
  • Innocent therapist/law enforcement mistakes that could worsen (or repeat) the sexual assault
  • Treating children and adolescents who have been sexually assaulted
  • Treating adults who have been sexually assaulted
  • Are there evidence-based treatments that are effective?

12:45 p.m. Adjournment



P.T.R. has been made aware that various licensing authorities have made changes to continuing education requirements secondary to the COVID crisis.  While we have made efforts to accommodate those changes, please recognize that individual circumstances suggest that each professional should confirm that specific regulations are satisfied.

Psychologist–Professional Training Resources, Inc.  is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  Professional Training Resources, Inc., maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers (NASW 4 clinical hours) –This program has been approved for 4 continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Licensed Professional Counselors – Professional Training Resources, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5829.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Professional Training Resources, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 4 clock hours topic.

School Psychologist (NASP) –Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.

Other Professions –may seek approval for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.


September 2
8:00 am - 12:45 pm


On Line
Pineville, LA 71360 United States


Professional Training Resources
(318) 443-0845


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