Join us May 15-16, 2024 at Nebraska Innovation Campus for the 32nd Annual NAPN Conference: Attachment, Neurodevelopment, and Resilience: A Developmental Perspective for the Treatment of Sexual Behavior Problems, featuring Kevin Creeden, MA, LMHC.  During day one of this year’s conference you will examine current thinking involving this neuro-developmental research as well as discussing child and adolescent development in light of disrupted attachment experiences (Gee & Cohodes, 2021). There will be a strong focus on applying our increasing knowledge in these areas to clinical interventions with children and adolescents exhibiting problematic sexual behavior (Creeden, 2020).

Day two offers a shift in our focus for treatment that highlights resilience and the enhancement of positive developmental experiences and skills over pathology and the “absence of bad” behavior (Creeden, 2018). This perspective not only leads us to attend more actively to client strengths, but it also encourages us to recognize how our clients’ problematic behaviors have often emerged as adaptive responses to persistent experiences of adversity, maltreatment, and trauma (Teicher & Samson, 2016). The training will define the central components of a developmental treatment approach and will discuss how to operationalize this approach in creating treatment goals, measuring progress, and engaging youth and their families.

Continuing Education Hours:

Conference participants will receive certificates of attendance confirming Continuing Education* hours awarded (Wednesday – 3.5 hours, Thursday – 6.5). Participants attending the entire program can receive 10 Continuing Education Hours. Participants can receive Continuing Education hours per day.

*Continuing Education hours are approved for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Practitioners. HopeSpoke is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HopeSpoke maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Criminogenic Hours**
Conference participants attending the entire program can earn 10 Criminogenic Hours, participants can receive hours per day if not attending full conference (Wednesday – 3.5 hours, Thursday – 6.5 hours). **hours are pending approval

For more information, including a complete list of objectives and conference agenda: 32nd Annual NAPN featuring Kevin Creeden

Please reach out to napn@hopespoke.org with any questions!