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Children who Exhibit Problematic Sexual Behaviour

Geoff Sidoli, LCSW
Janet DiGiorgio-Miller, Ph.D.

April 14, 2023
This 90-minute event begins at
 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MST, 10am PST

Description: This interactive presentation will outline young children's sexual behaviors from normative to problematic. We will outline the latest literature as well as discuss how to best assess children's behaviors. Therapist bias will also be discussed. Participants will be asked to present dilemmas or case studies for discussion.

Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, is the Executive Director of the Mountain Child Advocacy Center in Asheville, NC where he supervises a clinical department that assesses and treats trauma and problematic sexual behavior (PSB) utilizing multiple evidence-based/supported models, including a PSB model that he developed.  Geoff has a broad history of work with trauma and sexual violence for over 30 years including the assessment and treatment of individuals that have caused sexual harm.  He speaks regionally and nationally on the topic of sexual abuse, trauma assessment and treatment.  Geoff co-chairs NCA’s youth with problematic sexual behaviors work group and sits on ATSA’s child and adolescent committee as well as the ethic’s committee.  He is also on faculty for Mountain Area Health Education Center’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Faculty providing training on implementing evidence-based and trauma informed models. 

Dr. Janet DiGiorgio-Miller is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New Jersey.  She conducts evaluations and treatment for sex offenders.   She has over thirty years of clinical experience in working with adolescents and families.  She has been a frequent presenter both locally and nationally on various topics including reunification, relationship issues and mindfulness. Dr. DiGiorgio-Miller has publications in the field of sexual offending including research on emotional variables and deviant sexual fantasies in adolescent sex offenders.  Dr. DiGiorgio-Miller also has publications regarding mindfulness and sexual offending. She published a self-help book for young adults called “A Great Relationship & Then Some.” Dr. DiGiorgio-Miller was past president and secretary of the New Jersey Chapter of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, (NJATSA) and has served on the board for many years.  She is a Representative At Large on the ATSA Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the ATSA Ethics Committees. Dr. DiGiorgio-Miller is on the Child and Adolescent Committee and the Chair of the Best Practices Subcommittee.


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What is it?

  • JUMPP is an interactive learning place for ATSA members who work with children or adolescents.
  • The meetings are hosted by the Child and Adolescent Committee.
  • Each JUMPP session lasts 90 minutes.
  • Topics will focus on the interests of ATSA members.
  • Participants will have the option to share experiences, consult on cases, and discuss specific topics as requested.

Why have it?
JUMPP offers an opportunity for ATSA members who work with children and adolescents to connect with others who want to share cutting edge knowledge.