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Accepting Referrals for Teens with Problematic Sexual Behavior

The NC Child Treatment Program at CCFH is accepting referrals for teens for Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) in May 2021.

There isn’t one type of teen who engages in problematic or illegal sexual behavior. Most often there are many factors that lead to this behavior. Each teen is different and each family is different. What’s important now is for you and your teen to work with your treatment provider to understand which factors are most relevant for your teen and how to overcome them.


Adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior can be helped with outpatient treatment. Treatment is typically 40 to 52 weeks in length with active caregiver involvement.

PSB-CBT is available for youth ages 13 to 18 and their caregivers. Youth are referred for behaviors including:

  • Repeatedly exposing themselves to others
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Failure to recognize socially acceptable physical boundaries
  • Preoccupation with pornography and other sexualized content
  • Generation and/or dissemination of sexualized images of self or others
  • Aggressive sexual acts

The first step is an assessment to determine if the youth is appropriate for PSB-CBT. Once accepted into the program, most youth will be referred to group-based treatment.

Learn More

For complete information about PSB-CBT and the referral process, please download the flyer below or call the PSB Clinical Director at (919) 385-0813. We accept referrals from: parents and guardians; NC Department of Social Services; mental health, medical, school, and other professionals; NC Department of Public Safety; and juvenile justice.

Posted on April 28, 2021