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Counseling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Victimization


DECEMBER 11, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

Deadline for registration is Dec. 9

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for treatment providers in domain C7 in the state of Ohio.


Level of Course | 100 Beginner




Mental health providers frequently counsel those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. In this session, attendees will learn about the impacts childhood sexual abuse can have on one’s mental health and development. Attention will be paid to counseling both young clients as well as adult clients who have experienced sexual victimization. Important counseling considerations will also be discussed. Finally, evidence-based approaches that can be used to support this population will be addressed. Attendees will engage in several experiential activities that can be used with clients who have experienced sexual victimization, so please come prepared with paper and drawing/writing materials.


      1. Participants will be able to describe the ways childhood sexual abuse impacts development and mental health.
      2. Participants will be able to develop a trauma-informed approach that can be used when working with child sexual abuse survivors.
      3. Participants will be able to describe specific interventions that can be used to help clients who have been sexually abused as children.


9 a.m. – Discuss the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on one’s developmental/mental health

9:52 a.m. – 8 minute Break

10 a.m. – Learn about counseling considerations when working with those who were sexually abused in childhood

10:53 a.m. – 7 minute Break

11 a.m. – Learn about treatments and intervention strategies that can be used to help clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

12 p.m. – Q & A

12:15 p.m. – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by: 

Victoria Kress, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling Programs at Youngstown State University

Victoria E. Kress, Distinguished Professor, Ph.D./LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC is the director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University. She served as a governor appointed member of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has been the recipient of over 40 professional and community service awards, most of which for her advocacy, leadership, scholarship, community service, and mentorship initiatives. She has also received awards for her work with people who have intellectual disabilities, for empowering girls in her community, for her sexual assault prevention efforts, and for her child abuse advocacy work. She has published over 130 refereed articles and book chapters, and she has co-authored 5 books on counseling youth and adults. She has been recognized in a number of publications as the top producer/publisher in counseling journals over the past two decades. She served as the associate editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and as an editorial board member for many counseling journals. She is a past president of Chi Sigma Iota International, the Association for Humanistic Counseling, and the Ohio Counseling Association; she is a past ACA Midwest Region Chair; and she is the current president of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has volunteered and worked in Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, and Tanzania, promoting mental health awareness and training, and the professionalization of counseling.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. The links come from our Qualtrics survey software, so please be sure to check your spam folder. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training date.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at should you need further assistance.


The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved* provider for
The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board.
*All courses hosted by CSWCE are approved for this Board unless the course description states otherwise.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 50-24068), is an approved* provider for
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The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 1628), is approved* to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 4/30/22-4/30/25. *Courses that have been approved for this Board will have the above statement listed in the course description.