Problematic Sexual Behavior Services (PSB)

PSB Screener

Small Talk CAC provides Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) therapy services to clients (ages 3 - 11) who have participated in a PSB Screening. The Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) screening is a one-on-one body safety screening between a therapist and a child (ages 3 to 11). This screening is utilized in situations where a child is exhibiting concerning sexualized behaviors, using sexualized language, and/or showing behavioral indicators of sexual abuse. This screening tool is used to identify the most appropriate intervention, including caregiver education, referrals to other services, or PSB therapy services at Small Talk CAC. Active caregiver participation is required. Services at Small Talk CAC are provided free of charge. Participant’s insurance will not be billed.

Referrals for Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB) Screeners must be sent to Small Talk CAC by Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services (CPS), Foster Care, Friend of the Court (FOC), or the Prosecutor’s Office. If a caregiver has concerns about potential Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), caregivers can contact local Law Enforcement or Child Protective Services agencies.  

MDT Partners looking to refer in can contact Kayelynn Abramski, LMSW, Clinical Director.

PSB Therapy Services

Small Talk CAC provides problematic sexual behavior (PSB) therapy services to clients (ages 3-11) who have participated in a PSB screener and were recommended to participate in therapy services. Therapists at Small Talk CAC are trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problematic Sexual Behavior (TF-CBT for PSB) and Phased Based Treatment (PBT). Active caregiver involvement is required in both therapeutic modalities.

Individual therapy sessions are customized to address the unique needs of each client. Session duration varies from 30–60 minutes. The duration and frequency of therapy sessions can vary based on therapeutic approach, client needs, and the Therapist’s judgment. Therapy services at Small Talk CAC are provided free of charge. Client and/or caregiver insurance(s) will not be billed.