We have the following main aims:
- Investigate the therapists’ experiences and concerns about problematic and harmful sexual behavior among children and adolescents referred to child and adolescent mental health clinics.
- Investigate what methods, systems, and support therapists have access to when working with children with problematic and harmful sexual behavior.
- Explore the therapists experience of competency, support, and self-efficacy, and its relationship with burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.
We will use a cross-sectional design where data will be collected at one given time point in a pre-defined population including therapists and leaders working in Norwegian child and adolescent mental health clinics. In addition, qualitative interviews will be conducted by a sub-sample of therapists and leaders.
The study is part of this project.